Sample records for air force avionics

  1. Proposed avionics architecture for Air Force Air Mobility Command aircraft to meet CNS\\/ATM and GATM requirements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. A. Happel

    1998-01-01

    Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) aircraft must meet military requirements for transport missions anywhere in the world while also addressing emerging Civil Aviation Authority requirements for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) for operation in the Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) environment. An architecture designed to meet these requirements must accommodate existing avionics to the maximum extent possible to minimize

  2. Cognitive Task Analysis and Intelligent Computer-Based Training Systems: Lessons Learned from Coached Practice Environments in Air Force Avionics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Katz, Sandra N.; Hall, Ellen; Lesgold, Alan

    This paper describes some results of a collaborative effort between the University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force to develop advanced troubleshooting training for F-15 maintenance technicians. The focus is on the cognitive task methodology used in the development of three intelligent tutoring systems to inform their instructional content and…

  3. Avionics systems design for cooperative unmanned air and ground vehicles

    E-print Network

    Omelchenko, Alexander, 1968-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis summarizes the results of the design of avionics systems intended for use onboard unmanned air and ground vehicles, that are parts of a multi-vehicle system whose primary mission objective is to provide up-close ...

  4. Air Force Link

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Appropriately enough, this website is "dedicated to the men and women who made the U.S. Air Force what it is today." As an official website of the United States Air Force, the Air Force Link Heritage website presents a wide range of materials that detail the history of this division of the Armed Forces. Here visitors will find a "This Week in History" feature which presents summary details of important events in the organization's past, such as the dates of important test flights and important air battles. Within the "Categories" area, visitors can delve into Air Force history. Neatly divided into decades, each section allows visitors to view photographs of important persons in the Air Force during the period, along with documents that relate various aspects of the group's history. Finally, the site also contains a set of links to other useful sites, such as the American Airpower Heritage Museum and the National Museum of Naval Aviation.

  5. Air Force seal activities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mayhew, Ellen R.

    1994-01-01

    Seal technology development is an important part of the Air Force's participation in the Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) initiative, the joint DOD, NASA, ARPA, and industry endeavor to double turbine engine capabilities by the turn of the century. Significant performance and efficiency improvements can be obtained through reducing internal flow system leakage, but seal environment requirements continue to become more extreme as the engine thermodynamic cycles advance towards these IHPTET goals. Brush seal technology continues to be pursued by the Air Force to reduce leakage at the required conditions. Likewise, challenges in engine mainshaft air/oil seals are also being addressed. Counter-rotating intershaft applications within the IHPTET initiative involve very high rubbing velocities. This viewgraph presentation briefly describes past and current seal research and development programs and gives a summary of seal applications in demonstrator and developmental engine testing.

  6. Air Force seal activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mayhew, Ellen R.

    1994-07-01

    Seal technology development is an important part of the Air Force's participation in the Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) initiative, the joint DOD, NASA, ARPA, and industry endeavor to double turbine engine capabilities by the turn of the century. Significant performance and efficiency improvements can be obtained through reducing internal flow system leakage, but seal environment requirements continue to become more extreme as the engine thermodynamic cycles advance towards these IHPTET goals. Brush seal technology continues to be pursued by the Air Force to reduce leakage at the required conditions. Likewise, challenges in engine mainshaft air/oil seals are also being addressed. Counter-rotating intershaft applications within the IHPTET initiative involve very high rubbing velocities. This viewgraph presentation briefly describes past and current seal research and development programs and gives a summary of seal applications in demonstrator and developmental engine testing.

  7. Air Force Historical Research Agency

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Website from the US Air Force provides a brief description of the overall holdings of the agency, which are comprised of over "70,000,000 pages devoted to the history of the service, and represent the world's largest and most valuable organized collection of documents on US military aviation." The site also supplies detailed descriptions of the personal papers of Air Force members held by the agency and gives bibliographic information on 200 historical studies conducted by the agency on topics of Air Force history. Also included here are a substantive account of Air Force involvement in the Korean War; an online text on Air Force heraldry; detailed descriptions of the Air Force's force structure from 1939 to the present, giving an accounting of the types and quantities of different crafts held by the Force; and more information about Air Force organization and unit history.

  8. Air Force ROTC Detachment 165

    E-print Network

    Li, Mo

    Air Force ROTC Detachment 165 2011 OPEN HOUSE We will be opening our doors on the evening of April would like more information on the Air Force ROTC program at Georgia Tech and our crosstown recruiting@afrotc.gatech.edu 404-894-7386 Air Force ROTC Detachment 165 The Georgia Institute of Technology

  9. Avionics Instrument Systems Specialist (AFSC 32551).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Lawrence B.; Crowcroft, Robert A.

    This six-volume student text is designed for use by Air Force personnel enrolled in a self-study extension course for avionics instrument systems specialists. Covered in the individual volumes are career field familiarization (career field progression and training, security, occupational safety and health, and career field reference material);…

  10. Expanding AirSTAR Capability for Flight Research in an Existing Avionics Design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laughter, Sean A.

    2012-01-01

    The NASA Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research (AirSTAR) project is an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test bed for experimental flight control laws and vehicle dynamics research. During its development, the test bed has gone through a number of system permutations, each meant to add functionality to the concept of operations of the system. This enabled the build-up of not only the system itself, but also the support infrastructure and processes necessary to support flight operations. These permutations were grouped into project phases and the move from Phase-III to Phase-IV was marked by a significant increase in research capability and necessary safety systems due to the integration of an Internal Pilot into the control system chain already established for the External Pilot. The major system changes in Phase-IV operations necessitated a new safety and failsafe system to properly integrate both the Internal and External Pilots and to meet acceptable project safety margins. This work involved retrofitting an existing data system into the evolved concept of operations. Moving from the first Phase-IV aircraft to the dynamically scaled aircraft further involved restructuring the system to better guard against electromagnetic interference (EMI), and the entire avionics wiring harness was redesigned in order to facilitate better maintenance and access to onboard electronics. This retrofit and harness re-design will be explored and how it integrates with the evolved Phase-IV operations.

  11. Air Force Historical Research Agency

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Started in World War II in Washington, D.C., the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) has the largest collection of US military aviation documents, with more than 70,000,000 pages all told within their holdings. Since 1949, it has been housed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, and is open to the general public, military students, researchers, and scholars. Visitors will find some interesting reading under the Studies tab, which includes "Numbered USAF Historical Studies", some of which are designated Secret, and others Unclassified. Also interesting are the "Short Studies on Recent Operations" available in PDF, and including such topics as "Weather in Air Campaigns, 1990-2003" and "The U.S. Air Force Response to Hurricane Katrina". Nearby, under "Other Studies", visitors will find "A Study of Females on Minuteman/Peacekeeper Crews, 31 January 1985" and "Chronology: 100 Years of Flight".

  12. Avionics Subsystem

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smith, Nancy C.

    1991-01-01

    The avionics subsystem of the Common Lunar Lander (CLL) is designed to meet the following requirements: guidance, navigation, and control of the spacecraft; central computer for all subsystems; and data storage for all subsystems for telemetry purposes. A table describing the av ionics subsystem is listed. Additionally, a schematic representation of the avionics subsystem is provided.

  13. AFRL plug-and-play Spacecraft Avionics Experiment (SAE)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maurice Martin; Jeff Summers; James Lyke

    2012-01-01

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed an initial plug-and-play capability for spacecraft to better define interfaces, similar to USB on personal computers, in order to simplify spacecraft development and reduce cost and schedule. Much of this improved definition involves standardizing software interfaces between spacecraft components and a spacecraft network. The Spacecraft Avionics Experiment (SAE) was developed and flown as

  14. Avionics system design of a mini VTOL UAV

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mustafa Ilarslan; M. Kemal Bayrakceken; Aydemir Arisoy

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the avionics system design of a mini vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) namely a Quadrotor will be described. The Turkish Air Force Academy personnel together with a team of cadets have been working on the design and development of an autonomous quadrotor vehicle for educational purposes. The main emphasize was to study

  15. 78 FR 49484 - Exchange of Air Force Real Property for Non-Air Force Real Property

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-14

    ...adjacent to the Hanscom Air Force Base current main entry gate...transaction is approved, the Air Force intends to re-route the road...installation's main entry control point. Before the exchange agreement is approved by the Air Force, the Air Force will...

  16. U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

    E-print Network

    Su, Xiao

    for the Air Force. Personnel and Resources Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) includes four Region Headquarters, 144 Detachments and over 900 cross-town universities. In 2010, ROTC commissioned 1. Its headquarters is located at Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB), Montgomery, AL. The Air Force ROTC

  17. Forced air heat sink apparatus

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    A high efficiency forced air heat sink assembly employs a split feed transverse flow configuration to minimize the length of the air flow path through at least two separated fin structures. Different embodiments use different fin structure material configurations including honeycomb, corrugated and serpentine. Each such embodiment uses a thermally conductive plate having opposed exterior surfaces; one for receiving a component to be cooled and one for receiving the fin structures. The serpentine structured fin embodiment employs a plurality of fin supports extending from the plate and forming a plurality of channels for receiving the fin structures. A high thermal conductivity bondant, such as metal-filled epoxy, may be used to bond the fin structures to either the plate or the fin supports. Dip brazing and soldering may also be employed depending upon the materials selected.

  18. 26. "AIR INSTALLATIONS; EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA; HIGH SPEED ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    26. "AIR INSTALLATIONS; EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA; HIGH SPEED TEST TRACK." Drawing No. 10-259. One inch to 400 feet plan of original 10,000-foot sled track. No date. No D.O. series number. No headings as above. - Edwards Air Force Base, South Base Sled Track, Edwards Air Force Base, North of Avenue B, between 100th & 140th Streets East, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA

  19. Air Force Training for Instructional Systems Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Calkins, Ronald R.

    Detailed information is provided about the Air Force Instructional System Development (ISD) Model to supplement the 1979 AECT presentation made in New Orleans. Information of interest to instructional systems designers includes (1) a short overview of the Air Force ISD model, (2) an extended example which demonstrates the Air Training Command…

  20. Air Force ROTC Wins Best in the Nation Honors Montgomery, AL --US Air Force

    E-print Network

    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    Air Force ROTC Wins Best in the Nation Honors Montgomery, AL -- US Air Force Chief of Staff Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment 800, The University of Tennessee. The award was presented at the AFROTC's Detachment had the honor of competing for the most coveted award in Air Force ROTC following its selection

  1. Air Force Research Laboratory AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory AFRL Science and Technology for Tomorrow's Air and Space Force

    E-print Network

    Deloach, Scott A.

    JAV Air Force Research Laboratory AFRLAir Force Research Laboratory AFRL Science and Technology activities in the Air Force Research Laboratory, contact TECH CONNECT, AFRL/XPTC, (800) 203-6451 and you

  2. Trends in transport aircraft avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Berkstresser, B. K.

    1973-01-01

    A survey of avionics onboard present commercial transport aircraft was conducted to identify trends in avionics systems characteristics and to determine the impact of technology advances on equipment weight, cost, reliability, and maintainability. Transport aircraft avionics systems are described under the headings of communication, navigation, flight control, and instrumentation. The equipment included in each section is described functionally. However, since more detailed descriptions of the equipment can be found in other sources, the description is limited and emphasis is put on configuration requirements. Since airborne avionics systems must interface with ground facilities, certain ground facilities are described as they relate to the airborne systems, with special emphasis on air traffic control and all-weather landing capability.

  3. Avionics and control system development for mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles

    E-print Network

    Park, Sanghyuk, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    A flight control system was developed to achieve mid-air rendezvous of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a part of the Parent Child Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (PCUAV) project at MIT and the Draper Laboratory. A lateral ...

  4. NASA/Air Force Cost Model: NAFCOM

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Winn, Sharon D.; Hamcher, John W. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The NASA/Air Force Cost Model (NAFCOM) is a parametric estimating tool for space hardware. It is based on historical NASA and Air Force space projects and is primarily used in the very early phases of a development project. NAFCOM can be used at the subsystem or component levels.

  5. Digital Avionics Information System (DAIS): Mid-1980's Maintenance Task Analysis. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Czuchry, Andrew J.; And Others

    The fundamental objective of the Digital Avionics Information System (DAIS) Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Study is to provide the Air Force with an enhanced in-house capability to incorporate LCC considerations during all stages of the system acquisition process. The purpose of this report is to describe the technical approach, results, and conclusions…

  6. Air Force | Army | Marine Corps Navy & Coast Guard General of the Air Force/Army

    E-print Network

    Air Force | Army | Marine Corps Navy & Coast Guard O-10 General of the Air Force/Army (Reserved Conduct Medal Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon Navy Expeditionary for Wartime) Fleet Admiral (Reserved for Wartime) General Admiral | Commandant of the Coast Guard O-9

  7. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 true Air Force military real property. 644...Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military real property under the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess...

  8. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 true Air Force military real property. 644...Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military real property under the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess...

  9. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Air Force military real property. 644...Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military real property under the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess...

  10. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Air Force military real property. 644...Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military real property under the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess...

  11. United States Air Force Wipe Solvent Testing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hornung, Steven D.; Beeson, Harold D.

    2000-01-01

    The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), as part of the Air Force Material Command, requested that NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) conduct testing and analyses in support of the United States Air Force Wipe Solvent Development Project. The purpose of the wipe solvent project is to develop an alternative to be used by Air Force flight line and maintenance personnel for the wipe cleaning of oxygen equipment. This report provides material compatibility, liquid oxygen (LOX) mechanical impact, autogenous ignition temperature (AIT), and gauge cleaning test data for some of the currently available solvents that may be used to replace CFC-113 and methyl chloroform. It provides data from previous WSTF test programs sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Kennedy Space Center, and other NASA programs for the purpose of assisting WP AFB in identifying the best alternative solvents for validation testing.

  12. Digital Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Koelbl, Terry G.; Ponchak, Denise; Lamarche, Teresa

    2002-01-01

    The field of digital avionics experienced another year of important advances in civil aviation, military systems, and space applications. As a result of the events of 9/11/2001, NASA has pursued activities to apply its aerospace technologies toward improved aviation security. Both NASA Glenn Research Center and Langley Research Center have performed flight research demonstrations using advanced datalink concepts to transmit live pictures from inside a jetliner, and to downlink the contents of the plane's 'black box' recorder in real time. The U.S. Navy and General Electric demonstrated survivable engine control (SEC) algorithms during engine ground tests at the Weapons Survivability Laboratory at China Lake. The scientists at Boeing Satellite Systems advanced the field of stellar inertial technology with the development of a new method for positioning optical star trackers on satellites.

  13. 32 CFR 842.11 - Air Force claims organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Air Force claims organization. 842.11 Section...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE...and Responsibilities § 842.11 Air Force claims organization. Air Force...

  14. 32 CFR 842.11 - Air Force claims organization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Air Force claims organization. 842.11 Section...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION ADMINISTRATIVE...and Responsibilities § 842.11 Air Force claims organization. Air Force...

  15. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 false Air Force policy. 631.15 Section 631...CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINARY CONTROL BOARDS AND OFF-INSTALLATION LIAISON...and Policy § 631.15 Air Force policy. (a) Airmen,...

  16. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 false Air Force policy. 631.15 Section 631...CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINARY CONTROL BOARDS AND OFF-INSTALLATION LIAISON...and Policy § 631.15 Air Force policy. (a) Airmen,...

  17. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Air Force policy. 631.15 Section 631...CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINARY CONTROL BOARDS AND OFF-INSTALLATION LIAISON...and Policy § 631.15 Air Force policy. (a) Airmen,...

  18. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Air Force policy. 631.15 Section 631...CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINARY CONTROL BOARDS AND OFF-INSTALLATION LIAISON...and Policy § 631.15 Air Force policy. (a) Airmen,...

  19. 32 CFR 855.22 - Air Force procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...proposal to HQ USAF/XOOBC, 1480 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1480...installation commander on airspace, air traffic control, and other related areas, and...The installation, the numbered Air Force, and the major...

  20. 32 CFR 855.22 - Air Force procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...proposal to HQ USAF/XOOBC, 1480 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1480...installation commander on airspace, air traffic control, and other related areas, and...The installation, the numbered Air Force, and the major...

  1. 32 CFR 855.22 - Air Force procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...proposal to HQ USAF/XOOBC, 1480 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1480...installation commander on airspace, air traffic control, and other related areas, and...The installation, the numbered Air Force, and the major...

  2. 32 CFR 855.22 - Air Force procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...proposal to HQ USAF/ XOOBC, 1480 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1480...installation commander on airspace, air traffic control, and other related areas, and...The installation, the numbered Air Force, and the major...

  3. Flight Avionics Hardware Roadmap

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hodson, Robert; McCabe, Mary; Paulick, Paul; Ruffner, Tim; Some, Rafi; Chen, Yuan; Vitalpur, Sharada; Hughes, Mark; Ling, Kuok; Redifer, Matt; Wallace, Shawn

    2013-01-01

    As part of NASA's Avionics Steering Committee's stated goal to advance the avionics discipline ahead of program and project needs, the committee initiated a multi-Center technology roadmapping activity to create a comprehensive avionics roadmap. The roadmap is intended to strategically guide avionics technology development to effectively meet future NASA missions needs. The scope of the roadmap aligns with the twelve avionics elements defined in the ASC charter, but is subdivided into the following five areas: Foundational Technology (including devices and components), Command and Data Handling, Spaceflight Instrumentation, Communication and Tracking, and Human Interfaces.

  4. Considering the Audience: Air Force Recruiting Presentations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Malone, Darek L.

    2012-01-01

    Each Air Force recruiter is formally trained in public speaking and the art of salesmanship or persuasion. These recruiters communicate to thousands of high school students each year through presentations in classrooms, auditoriums and other venues as part of their assigned duties. Persuasive presentations are public speaking events specifically…

  5. The Air Force Advanced Education System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thorne, Carlton Eugene

    The report systematizes graduate education in the Air Force and examines all elements of the system as they relate to the system objectives. It covers the establishment of advanced degree requirements, the sources of graduate degrees, and the utilization of advanced degrees. The report contains the annual production of advanced degrees by sources,…

  6. SOLVENT RECOVERY AT VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a feasibility study of the addition of vapor recovery and solvent purification equipment for Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) to reuse the large quantities of waste solvent generated in space shuttle preparation operations. (NOTE: Operation of VAFB as ...

  7. Multi-fuel forced air furnace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1977-01-01

    Solid fuel supported on a grate within the combustion chamber of a furnace is ignited by a liquid or gas fuel burner projecting its flame entirely within the same combustion chamber. A forced inflow of air is preheated by being conducted below and in surrounding relation to the combustion chamber and then passed in heat exchange relation to heat transfer

  8. Multiple Miniature Avionic Displays

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rye, Jeffrey M. (Inventor); Dorneich, Michael C. (Inventor); Gannon, Aaron J. (Inventor)

    2008-01-01

    A display screen for displaying multiple sets of information is provided. In one embodiment, an aviation display screen includes a main window and a plurality of miniature windows. The main window is adapted to illustrate one set of information. Each miniature window is adapted to display a set of avionic information. The avionic display is further adapted to toggle a select set of avionic information in one of the miniature windows into the main window.

  9. 4. BUILDING 8767, INTERIOR. Looking west. Edwards Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. BUILDING 8767, INTERIOR. Looking west. - Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Observation Bunkers for Test Stand 1-A, Test Area 1-120, north end of Jupiter Boulevard, Boron, Kern County, CA

  10. DETAIL, CONTROL BOOTH, RP1 TANK FARM Edwards Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    DETAIL, CONTROL BOOTH, RP1 TANK FARM - Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Combined Fuel Storage Tank Farm, Test Area 1-120, north end of Jupiter Boulevard, Boron, Kern County, CA

  11. SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST SIDES. Looking west Edwards Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST SIDES. Looking west - Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Fuel & Water Tank, Test Area 1-115, northwest end of Saturn Boulevard, Boron, Kern County, CA

  12. Energy Savings Performance Contract- Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

    E-print Network

    Edge, J. S.

    ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA Jesse Scott Edge Base Energy Manager United States Air Force Robins AFB, Georgia ABSTRACT Due to budgetary constraints and lack of funding for energy savings initiatives...

  13. Avionics systems integration technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stech, George; Williams, James R.

    1988-01-01

    A very dramatic and continuing explosion in digital electronics technology has been taking place in the last decade. The prudent and timely application of this technology will provide Army aviation the capability to prevail against a numerically superior enemy threat. The Army and NASA have exploited this technology explosion in the development and application of avionics systems integration technology for new and future aviation systems. A few selected Army avionics integration technology base efforts are discussed. Also discussed is the Avionics Integration Research Laboratory (AIRLAB) that NASA has established at Langley for research into the integration and validation of avionics systems, and evaluation of advanced technology in a total systems context.

  14. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Air Force military real property. 644.327 Section 644...Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military real property under the control of the Department of the Air Force will...

  15. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Clearance of Air Force lands. 644.516 Section 644.516...Improvements § 644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers has...responsibility for inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or...

  16. 10. "TEST STAND 15, AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER." ca. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    10. "TEST STAND 1-5, AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER." ca. 1958. Test Area 1-115. Original is a color print, showing Test Stand 1-5 from below, also showing the superstructure of TS1-4 at left. - Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, Leuhman Ridge near Highways 58 & 395, Boron, Kern County, CA

  17. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers...inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or chemical...range, or other land under the control of the Department of the Air Force, which might be...

  18. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers...inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or chemical...range, or other land under the control of the Department of the Air Force, which might be...

  19. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers...inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or chemical...range, or other land under the control of the Department of the Air Force, which might be...

  20. 32 CFR 644.516 - Clearance of Air Force lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...644.516 Clearance of Air Force lands. The Chief of Engineers...inspecting or clearing excess Air Force land of explosives or chemical...range, or other land under the control of the Department of the Air Force, which might be...

  1. Montana State University 1 Military Science -Air Force

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana State University 1 Military Science - Air Force ROTC The development are still provided at no cost. The Air Force ROTC program has three general parts or elements: 1 and course materials are furnished. Air Force ROTC College Scholarships Three to four-year scholarships

  2. 84 BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

    E-print Network

    Hart, Gus

    84 BYU 2007­2008 Undergraduate Catalog Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) Colonel Gordon J. Jacobs, Chair 380 ROTC, (801) 422-2671 Admission to Program Students must to those in the Professional Officer Course (POC) program. Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program. Full tuition

  3. Keesler Air Force Base team tours Stennis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2009-01-01

    Stennis Space Center Deputy Director Patrick Scheuermann (seated, center) welcomed members of the Keesler Air Force Base management team from Biloxi during a Nov. 4 tour of the rocket engine test facility. During the visit, Keesler team members toured several areas, including the A-3 Test Stand construction site and the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engine assembly facility. Management team members visiting Stennis included Brig. Gen. Ian R. Dickinson (seated, right), commander of the Keesler base, and Col. Christopher Valle (seated, left), vice commander of the base.

  4. 76 FR 28215 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD. ACTION:...

  5. 76 FR 65187 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION:...

  6. 78 FR 77664 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2013-12-24

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Department of the Air Force. ACTION:...

  7. 75 FR 13514 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Meeting...

  8. 77 FR 51526 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-08-24

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD. ACTION:...

  9. 76 FR 69712 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    2011-11-09

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Meeting...

  10. 76 FR 18537 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Meeting...

  11. 78 FR 55686 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. SUMMARY: Under the...

  12. 75 FR 54331 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board ACTION: Meeting...

  13. 75 FR 32750 - US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2010-06-09

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Meeting...

  14. 77 FR 5781 - Record of Decision for the Air Space Training Initiative Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina...

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    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Record of Decision for the Air Space Training Initiative Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina Final Environmental...December 9, 2011, the United States Air Force signed the ROD for the Airspace...

  15. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...before firing is to be conducted on the range. Information as to the dates,...

  16. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...before firing is to be conducted on the range. Information as to the dates,...

  17. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...before firing is to be conducted on the range. Information as to the dates,...

  18. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...before firing is to be conducted on the range. Information as to the dates,...

  19. 33 CFR 334.1280 - Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...Bristol Bay, Alaska; air-to-air weapon range, Alaskan Air Command, U.S. Air Force...before firing is to be conducted on the range. Information as to the dates,...

  20. Ares I Avionics Introduction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Marchant, Christopher C.

    2009-01-01

    The Ares I is the next generation human-rated launcher for the United States Constellation program. This system is required to provide single fault tolerance within defined crew safety and mission reliability limits. As part of the effort to achieve those safety goals, Ares I includes an avionics subsystem built as a multistring, voting architecture. The avionics design draws upon experience gained from building fly-by-wire systems for Shuttle, X- 38, and Seawolf. Architectural drivers for the avionics design include using proven technologies with existing suppliers of space rated parts for critical functions (to reduce overall development risk), easing the software development effort by using an off-theshelf, DO-178B certifiable, ARINC-653 operating system in the main flight computers, minimizing mutual data and power connections that might lead to a common-mode hardware failure of the redundant avionics strings, and centralizing overall Ares I command & control within the Upper Stage.

  1. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 39, Solid Rocket ...

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    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 39, Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly & Refurbishment Complex, Thrust Vector Control Deservicing Facility, Hangar Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL

  2. 2013 aircrew, avionics, and operations survey, part 2.

    PubMed

    Greene, Michael J

    2013-01-01

    In this second half of a 2-part series, chief/lead pilots were invited to complete a 40-question survey modeled on the AirMed 2000 Helicopter Avionics and Operations Survey via an online survey. The survey was available to rotor-wing (RW) and fixed-wing air medical transport services in the United States, although year 2000 comparative data are RW only. Topics surveyed include flight hours, aircraft models, avionics, interiors, staffing, weather minimums, and maintenance facilities. PMID:24182880

  3. Avionics System Architecture for NASA Orion Vehicle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Baggerman, Clint

    2010-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation reviews the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle avionics architecture. The contents include: 1) What is Orion?; 2) Orion Concept of Operations; 3) Orion Subsystems; 4) Orion Avionics Architecture; 5) Orion Avionics-Network; 6) Orion Network Unification; 7) Orion Avionics-Integrity; 8) Orion Avionics-Partitioning; and 9) Orion Avionics-Redundancy.

  4. 32 CFR 989.7 - Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Force. The EPF and other Air Force staff elements must identify...the proponent of the non-Air Force proposal, as well as with concerned state, Tribal, and local governments. (b) Air Force decisions on such...

  5. 32 CFR 989.7 - Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Force. The EPF and other Air Force staff elements must identify...the proponent of the non-Air Force proposal, as well as with concerned state, Tribal, and local governments. (b) Air Force decisions on such...

  6. 32 CFR 989.7 - Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Force. The EPF and other Air Force staff elements must identify...the proponent of the non-Air Force proposal, as well as with concerned state, Tribal, and local governments. (b) Air Force decisions on such...

  7. The Air Force Clustered Hall Thruster Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hargus, W. A., Jr; Reed, G.

    2002-06-01

    Preliminary results of the Air Force program investigating clustered Hall thrusters are presented, primarily experimental results on a cluster of four 200 W Busek BHT-200-X3 Hall thrusters. Preliminary measurements of plume current density, start transient interactions, cathode current sharing, and near exit plane magnetic fields are presented. Greatest thruster interaction occurs when cathodes are electrically connected. In a two thruster case, one cathode dominated electron emission, producing 90% of the required current. When the cathodes are electrically independent, the greatest cluster interaction occurs during a Start following exposure of the thruster discharge chambers to water vapor. In this case, the thrusters enter and exit a high anode current mode related to internal plasma oscillations in a non-continuous manner. This is unlike the typical smoothly continuous anode current transient of a single thruster. Individual thrusters appear able to affect the anode current mode, and presumably the plasma oscillations, of neighboring thrusters. Once the thrusters are conditioned and if the cluster is electrically unconnected, no significant interaction is observed. Plume ion current measurements of two thrusters have yielded what appears to he a slight narrowing of the ion current density profile from that e%pected from linear superposition of individual thruster measurements. Near exit plane magnetic field measurements indicate that the magnetic fields between the thrusters are affected by neighboring thruster magnetic fields. As such, the near plume electric fields would also he modified and may be responsible for apparent plume narrowing.

  8. Air Force academic medicine: a climate survey.

    PubMed

    Jones, Woodson S; Yun, Heather C

    2011-12-01

    Air Force (AF) Medical Service leadership considers education, training, and research as key priorities. However, AF academic physicians' perceptions about the academic environment and challenges to success are not well described. AF faculty physicians were surveyed in autumn 2009. One hundred seventy-two responded and rated the academic environment as needing improvement (median Likert-like score 2 [interquartile range 1] on 1-5 scale). The impact of stepping away from an academically oriented career path for other executive positions was rated negatively (median Likert-like score 2, interquartile range 1). Concerns included loss of clinical skills, career disruption, and the challenge of returning to and/or competing for positions within the academic pathway. New policies limiting deployment of Program Directors and/or key teaching faculty were viewed favorably. Most physicians (59%) completing this survey expressed concerns about the AF academic environment and identified numerous challenges. Information from this survey can guide future initiatives to enhance leadership's goals. PMID:22338353

  9. 19. DETAIL OF AIR FORCE WEATHER INFORMATION TERMINAL AND CHART ...

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    19. DETAIL OF AIR FORCE WEATHER INFORMATION TERMINAL AND CHART RECORDER LOCATED IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF CONSOLE IN PHOTOS A-15 THROUGH A-18. - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Operations Building, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

  10. United States Air Force Child Care Center Infant Care Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Craig, Ardyn; And Others

    Intended to guide Air Force infant caregivers in providing high quality group care for infants 6 weeks to 6 months of age, this infant care guide must be used in conjunction with other Air Force regulations on day care, such as AFR 215-1, Volume VI (to be renumbered AFR 215-27). After a brief introductory chapter (Chapter I), Chapter II indicates…

  11. Air Force Research Laboratory's Focused Long Term Challenges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leo J Rose

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) mission is to provide support to the Air Force (AF) and the warfighters with an understanding of the science and technology that will form the foundation of future capabilities. AFRL has developed a strategic research and development process that translates the Department of Defense future capability needs into mid-term attributes, described in terms of

  12. Air Force Research Laboratory's focused long term challenges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leo J. Rose

    2008-01-01

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) mission is to provide support to the Air Force (AF) and the warfighters with an understanding of the science and technology that will form the foundation of future capabilities. AFRL has developed a strategic research and development process that translates the Department of Defense future capability needs into mid-term attributes, described in terms of

  13. Values identified in different groups of Air Force nurses.

    PubMed

    Hutchison, B G; All, A C; Loving, G L; Nishikawa, H A

    2001-02-01

    Fundamental personal values are reflected in the choices and decisions made in every aspect of our lives. This descriptive study identified values held by a convenience sample of 224 Air Force nurses stationed at four U.S. Air Force medical facilities. Study participants identified seven of eight literature-supported values in the categories "important" or "very important" across the demographic factors of age, gender, educational level, military rank, marital status, and years of Air Force or civilian nursing experience. These seven values were ability utilization, achievement, altruism, autonomy, economic reward, economic security, and personal development. Personnel using this information may ease the transition process to military nursing, facilitate job placement to positions reflecting personally held values, and provide valuable insight for Air Force nurse recruiters who have limited knowledge of the nursing profession. In all, this would promote job satisfaction and Air Force nurse retention. PMID:11272712

  14. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

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    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from Cape...

  15. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from Cape...

  16. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

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    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from Cape...

  17. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from Cape...

  18. 33 CFR 334.590 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force missile testing area, Patrick Air Force Base...

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    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.590 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral, Fla.; Air Force...danger zone. An area in the Atlantic Ocean immediately offshore from Cape...

  19. Air Force transportation problem The Air Force wants to introduce a new shielding material for its B-52

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    Galvin, David

    Air Force transportation problem The Air Force wants to introduce a new shielding material for its 854 1 #12;An LP formulation This is an example of a transportation problem: material has to be transported from a collection of sources to a collection of destinations. We set up fifteen variables, xij, i

  20. Flight Avionics Hardware Roadmap

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    Some, Raphael; Goforth, Monte; Chen, Yuan; Powell, Wes; Paulick, Paul; Vitalpur, Sharada; Buscher, Deborah; Wade, Ray; West, John; Redifer, Matt; Partridge, Harry; Sherman, Aaron; McCabe, Mary

    2014-01-01

    The Avionics Technology Roadmap takes an 80% approach to technology investment in spacecraft avionics. It delineates a suite of technologies covering foundational, component, and subsystem-levels, which directly support 80% of future NASA space mission needs. The roadmap eschews high cost, limited utility technologies in favor of lower cost, and broadly applicable technologies with high return on investment. The roadmap is also phased to support future NASA mission needs and desires, with a view towards creating an optimized investment portfolio that matures specific, high impact technologies on a schedule that matches optimum insertion points of these technologies into NASA missions. The roadmap looks out over 15+ years and covers some 114 technologies, 58 of which are targeted for TRL6 within 5 years, with 23 additional technologies to be at TRL6 by 2020. Of that number, only a few are recommended for near term investment: 1. Rad Hard High Performance Computing 2. Extreme temperature capable electronics and packaging 3. RFID/SAW-based spacecraft sensors and instruments 4. Lightweight, low power 2D displays suitable for crewed missions 5. Radiation tolerant Graphics Processing Unit to drive crew displays 6. Distributed/reconfigurable, extreme temperature and radiation tolerant, spacecraft sensor controller and sensor modules 7. Spacecraft to spacecraft, long link data communication protocols 8. High performance and extreme temperature capable C&DH subsystem In addition, the roadmap team recommends several other activities that it believes are necessary to advance avionics technology across NASA: center dot Engage the OCT roadmap teams to coordinate avionics technology advances and infusion into these roadmaps and their mission set center dot Charter a team to develop a set of use cases for future avionics capabilities in order to decouple this roadmap from specific missions center dot Partner with the Software Steering Committee to coordinate computing hardware and software technology roadmaps and investment recommendations center dot Continue monitoring foundational technologies upon which future avionics technologies will be dependent, e.g., RHBD and COTS semiconductor technologies

  1. Space shuttle avionics system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hanaway, John F.; Moorehead, Robert W.

    1989-01-01

    The Space Shuttle avionics system, which was conceived in the early 1970's and became operational in the 1980's represents a significant advancement of avionics system technology in the areas of systems and redundacy management, digital data base technology, flight software, flight control integration, digital fly-by-wire technology, crew display interface, and operational concepts. The origins and the evolution of the system are traced; the requirements, the constraints, and other factors which led to the final configuration are outlined; and the functional operation of the system is described. An overall system block diagram is included.

  2. Avionic standard module development

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maki, Stanley C.; Cormier, Edmond P.; Piszkin, Thomas A.

    Avionics standard modules with redundancy offer substantial economic benefits compared to special-purpose processor units for the orbital transfer vehicle and advanced launch vehicle programs. A fiber optic, serial vehicle bus provides high throughput with modest hardware. A bistage, split tapered, star optical coupler uses a token-pass/token-demand protocol. It is reported that a standard module implementation of the above is a feasible, cost-effective approach to avionics design using standard buses and standard packaging. The VHSIC integrated package readily accommodates higher-speed VLSI chips as they become available.

  3. Basic avionics module design for general aviation aircraft

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smyth, R. K.; Smyth, D. E.

    1978-01-01

    The design of an advanced digital avionics system (basic avionics module) for general aviation aircraft operated with a single pilot under IFR conditions is described. The microprocessor based system provided all avionic functions, including flight management, navigation, and lateral flight control. The mode selection was interactive with the pilot. The system used a navigation map data base to provide operation in the current and planned air traffic control environment. The system design included software design listings for some of the required modules. The distributed microcomputer uses the IEEE 488 bus for interconnecting the microcomputer and sensors.

  4. Progressive avionics packaging technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen L. Benning; Avionics Directorate; Wright-Patterson AFB

    1991-01-01

    The author describes technologies that address the packaging, cooling, and interconnect concerns for avionics that are applicable to current aircraft and future weapon platforms, as well as retrofit systems. To meet added functional requirements, electronic devices must shrink to allow more devices on a module and to allow processing\\/interconnection speeds to increase. This however, produces a tremendous power density. This

  5. 32 CFR 855.7 - Conditions for use of Air Force airfields.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Conditions for use of Air Force airfields. 855.7 Section 855.7...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT CIVIL AIRCRAFT USE OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRFIELDS Civil Aircraft Landing...

  6. 32 CFR 865.5 - Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force. 865.5 Section 865.5 National...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATION AND MISSION-GENERAL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARDS Air Force Board for Correction of Military...

  7. 78 FR 53133 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-28

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration and...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room...

  8. 78 FR 54634 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2013-09-05

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, DOD. SUMMARY: In accordance with 10...

  9. 78 FR 36751 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-06-19

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration and...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room...

  10. 32 CFR 865.5 - Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Decision of the Secretary of the Air Force. 865.5 Section 865.5 National...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ORGANIZATION AND MISSION-GENERAL PERSONNEL REVIEW BOARDS Air Force Board for Correction of Military...

  11. 78 FR 33394 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-06-04

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration and...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room...

  12. 78 FR 46329 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-31

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration and...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room...

  13. 32 CFR 855.7 - Conditions for use of Air Force airfields.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Conditions for use of Air Force airfields. 855.7 Section 855.7...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT CIVIL AIRCRAFT USE OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRFIELDS Civil Aircraft Landing...

  14. 75 FR 45091 - Notice of Request for Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

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    2010-08-02

    ...Nominations to the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation...reestablish the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) and requests nominations for...Service (NRCS) will establish a task force to review research that addresses air...

  15. Portfolio management in the Air Force : current status and opportunities

    E-print Network

    Morgan, Dave B

    2011-01-01

    There are hundreds of weapons programs, under the management of the United States Air Force worth billions of dollars. These programs are being developed to fulfill a need in the U.S. defense strategy. Bringing these weapon ...

  16. Flags: United States Air Force Child Care Program Activity Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Molina, Yolanda; Brant, Linda

    This program activity guide consists of information Air Force preschool teachers and child caregivers can use to increase young children's understanding of the meaning of flags in general and the flag of the United States in particular. (Author/RH)

  17. SECTION AA, AXONOMETRIC Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    SECTION A-A, AXONOMETRIC - Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle Site S-8, Launch Control Center (LCC), Approximately 3 miles east of Winters, 500 feet southwest of Highway 17700, northwest of Launch Facility, Winters, Runnels County, TX

  18. FLOOR PLAN Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle ...

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    FLOOR PLAN - Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle Site S-8, Launch Control Center (LCC), Approximately 3 miles east of Winters, 500 feet southwest of Highway 17700, northwest of Launch Facility, Winters, Runnels County, TX

  19. SECTION BB, FLOOR PLAN Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas ...

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    SECTION B-B, FLOOR PLAN - Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle Site S-8, Launch Facility, Approximately 3 miles east of Winters, 500 feet southwest of Highway 1770, center of complex, Winters, Runnels County, TX

  20. 3. SOUTH SIDE. Edwards Air Force Base, South Base ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. SOUTH SIDE. - Edwards Air Force Base, South Base Sled Track, Firing & Control Blockhouse for 10,000-foot Track, South of Sled Track at midpoint of 20,000-foot track, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA

  1. 6. OUTER BLAST DOOR, WEST REAR. Edwards Air Force ...

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    6. OUTER BLAST DOOR, WEST REAR. - Edwards Air Force Base, South Base Sled Track, Firing & Control Blockhouse for 10,000-foot Track, South of Sled Track at midpoint of 20,000-foot track, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA

  2. 5. NORTH SIDE AND WEST REAR. Edwards Air Force ...

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    5. NORTH SIDE AND WEST REAR. - Edwards Air Force Base, South Base Sled Track, Firing & Control Blockhouse for 10,000-foot Track, South of Sled Track at midpoint of 20,000-foot track, Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA

  3. 77 FR 33202 - Department of the Air Force

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-05

    ...the Air Force announces its intention to grant SCADA Security Innovation, Inc., a Delaware corporation, having...license, the exclusive portion limited to the field of cyber security for industrial control systems, in any right,...

  4. Interior, looking southeast Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Interior, looking southeast - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Supply Warehouse, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  5. Exterior, looking west Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Exterior, looking west - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Guard Tower, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  6. Exterior, looking southwest Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Exterior, looking southwest - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Emergency Generator Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  7. Interior, looking northeast Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Interior, looking northeast - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Emergency Generator Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  8. Exterior, looking north Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Exterior, looking north - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Supply Warehouse, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  9. Interior, looking west Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Interior, looking west - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Guard Tower, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  10. Interior, looking northeast Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Interior, looking northeast - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Microwave Equipment Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  11. Interior Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry ...

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    Interior - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Gate House, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  12. Looking north Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle ...

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    Looking north - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Electric Substation, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  13. Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Hydraulic ...

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    Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Hydraulic Fluid Buildings, Northeast of Looking Glass Avenue at southwest side of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  14. Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report

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    ... enable JavaScript. Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report The exposure came years after planes dropped ... had been used to spray the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War could have experienced "adverse ...

  15. Interior view Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle ...

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    Interior view - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Satellite Communications Terminal, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  16. 7. Launch closure, view towards northwest Ellsworth Air Force ...

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    7. Launch closure, view towards northwest - Ellsworth Air Force Base, Delta Flight, Launch Facility D-6, 4 miles north of Badlands National Park Headquarters, 4.5 miles east of Jackson County line on county road, Interior, Jackson County, SD

  17. 2. Gate, view towards south Ellsworth Air Force Base, ...

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    2. Gate, view towards south - Ellsworth Air Force Base, Delta Flight, Launch Facility D-6, 4 miles north of Badlands National Park Headquarters, 4.5 miles east of Jackson County line on county road, Interior, Jackson County, SD

  18. Exterior, looking west Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Exterior, looking west - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Civil Engineering Storage Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  19. Interior, looking northwest Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Interior, looking northwest - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Civil Engineering Storage Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  20. GENERAL SITE PLAN, HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. ...

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    GENERAL SITE PLAN, HAMILTON AIR FORCE BASE, MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. Pencil on paper, dated December 4, 1952. Also marked "PWC 103474." By J.Y. Long Company, Engineers, Oakland, California - Hamilton Field, East of Nave Drive, Novato, Marin County, CA

  1. General view. View to southwest Offutt Air Force Base, ...

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    General view. View to southwest - Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Vehicle Refueling Station, Northeast of AGE Storage Facility at far northwest end of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  2. Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Vehicle ...

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    Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Vehicle Refueling Station, Northeast of AGE Storage Facility at far northwest end of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  3. Exterior, detail, looking west Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter ...

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    Exterior, detail, looking west - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Power Plant, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  4. Highbay Generator Room, looking northwest Beale Air Force Base, ...

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    Highbay Generator Room, looking northwest - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Power Plant, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  5. Missile Warning Operations Center (MWOC) Beale Air Force Base, ...

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    Missile Warning Operations Center (MWOC) - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Techinical Equipment Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  6. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 39, The Solid ...

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    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 39, The Solid Rocket Booster Assembly and Refurbishment Facility Manufacturing Building, Southeast corner of Schwartz Road and Contractors Road, Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, FL

  7. 77 FR 55465 - US Air Force Exclusive Patent License

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    2012-09-10

    ...of this Notice. Written objections should be sent to: Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, AFRL/RIJ, 26 Electronic Parkway, Rome, New York 13441-4514. Telephone: (315) 330-2087; Facsimile (315)...

  8. Interior, looking northeast Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Interior, looking northeast - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Clean Lubrication Oil Storage Tank & Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  9. Exterior, looking west Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition ...

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    Exterior, looking west - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Clean Lubrication Oil Storage Tank & Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  10. View of building 11070 showing vents and forced air system ...

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    View of building 11070 showing vents and forced air system on east side, looking southwest. - Naval Ordnance Test Station Inyokern, China Lake Pilot Plant, Maintenance Shop, C Street, China Lake, Kern County, CA

  11. Forced convection heat transfer to air/water vapor mixtures

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    Richards, D. R.; Florschuetz, L. W.

    1984-01-01

    Heat transfer coefficients were measured using both dry and humid air in the same forced convection cooling scheme and were compared using appropriate nondimensional parameters (Nusselt, Prandtl and Reynolds numbers). A forced convection scheme with a complex flow field, two dimensional arrays of circular jets with crossflow, was utilized with humidity ratios (mass ratio of water vapor to air) up to 0.23. The dynamic viscosity, thermal conductivity and specific heat of air, steam and air/steam mixtures are examined. Methods for determining gaseous mixture properties from the properties of their pure components are reviewed as well as methods for determining these properties with good confidence. The need for more experimentally determined property data for humid air is discussed. It is concluded that dimensionless forms of forced convection heat transfer data and empirical correlations based on measurements with dry air may be applied to conditions involving humid air with the same confidence as for the dry air case itself, provided that the thermophysical properties of the humid air mixtures are known with the same confidence as their dry air counterparts.

  12. High performance forced air cooling scheme employing microchannel heat exchangers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael B. Kleiner; Stefan A. Kuhn; Karl Haberger

    1995-01-01

    In this paper, a high performance forced air cooing scheme is theoretically and experimentally investigated which employs microchannel parallel plate-fin heat sinks and tubes to deliver the air to and optionally from the heat sink. The performance of the cooling system is modeled in terms of thermal resistance, pressure drop, and pumping power. Optimizations are performed and design trade-offs discussed.

  13. EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE INVASIVE NON-NATIVE PLANT CONTROL

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    Watson, Craig A.

    Invasive Non-Native Plant Control Program Invasive Non-Native Plant Species: · Second only to developmentEGLIN AIR FORCE BASE INVASIVE NON-NATIVE PLANT CONTROL PROGRAM WAR ON EXOTICS (WOE) Dennis Teague Endangered Species Biologist Invasive Non-Native Species Program Manager #12;MILITARY TEST AND TRAINING Air

  14. Noxious Weed Survey of Peterson Air Force Base October 31, 2003

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    Noxious Weed Survey of Peterson Air Force Base October 31, 2003 Prepared For: Peterson Air Force WEED STATUS BY SPECIES .................................................................................................. 17 APPENDIX 1: NOXIOUS WEED MAPS

  15. US Air Force Facility Energy Management Program - How Industry Can Help the Air Force Meet Its Objectives

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    Holden, P. C.; Kroop, R. H.

    1983-01-01

    . In fact, although President Reagan has rescinded the mandatory requirement of the temperature restrictions, the Air Force continues to use them as a standard lest much of the ground gained in the program would be lost. Looking past 79, reductions...

  16. Characterization of Stratospheric Clear Air Turbulence for Air Force Platforms

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    Alex Mahalov; Mohamed Moustaoui; Basil Nichols

    2006-01-01

    Stratospheric mechanical turbulence (altitudes 12-25km) is characterized by patchy high frequency fluctuations in the stratospheric wind fields and long-lived energetic eddies with a few hundred meters scales in the vertical. The thin clear air turbulence (CAT) layers negatively impact the effective control, stability and performance of the newest generation of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) such as the Global Hawk. Flying

  17. Utility Building Plan, elevations and sections. March Air Force Base, ...

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    Utility Building Plan, elevations and sections. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California, COmbat Operations Center, Utility Building. By Moffatt and Nichol, Engineers, 122 West Fifth Street, Long Beach, California; for the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Office of the District Engineer, Los Angeles, California. Drawing no. AW-60-02-03, sheet no. 57, approved March, 1962; specifications no. ENG-04-353-62-66; D.O. series AW 1596/57, Rev. "B"; file drawer 1290. Last revised 3 October 1966 "drawings updated." Various scales. 29 x 41 inches. pencil on paper - March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Utility Building, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

  18. Integrated Avionics System (IAS)

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    Hunter, D. J.

    2001-01-01

    As spacecraft designs converge toward miniaturization and with the volumetric and mass constraints placed on avionics, programs will continue to advance the 'state of the art' in spacecraft systems development with new challenges to reduce power, mass, and volume. Although new technologies have improved packaging densities, a total system packaging architecture is required that not only reduces spacecraft volume and mass budgets, but increase integration efficiencies, provide modularity and scalability to accommodate multiple missions. With these challenges in mind, a novel packaging approach incorporates solutions that provide broader environmental applications, more flexible system interconnectivity, scalability, and simplified assembly test and integration schemes. This paper will describe the fundamental elements of the Integrated Avionics System (IAS), Horizontally Mounted Cube (HMC) hardware design, system and environmental test results. Additional information is contained in the original extended abstract.

  19. [Professional psychological selection system in the Air Force - 50 years].

    PubMed

    Pokrovski?, B L

    2014-08-01

    Given the data about the establishment of the professional psychological selection system in the Air Force in 1958-1964 in the NIIIAM Air Force by the team psychological department under the leadership of K.K.Platonova. Given the names of the developers of this system and given the results of their research. The result of all made work the order of Air Force Commander about the introduction of the psychological selection in Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots, starting from a set of 1964 became. Recommendations for professional psychological selection of a wide range of aviation professionals in various fields, and in the future - and other professionals of the Armed Forces, became the results of future work. PMID:25546960

  20. General aviation avionics equipment maintenance

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    Parker, C. D.; Tommerdahl, J. B.

    1978-01-01

    Maintenance of general aviation avionics equipment was investigated with emphasis on single engine and light twin engine general aviation aircraft. Factors considered include the regulatory agencies, avionics manufacturers, avionics repair stations, the statistical character of the general aviation community, and owners and operators. The maintenance, environment, and performance, repair costs, and reliability of avionics were defined. It is concluded that a significant economic stratification is reflected in the maintenance problems encountered, that careful attention to installations and use practices can have a very positive impact on maintenance problems, and that new technologies and a general growth in general aviation will impact maintenance.

  1. Air handler fan: A driving force for air infiltration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. J. Jr. Tooley; N. A. Moyer

    2009-01-01

    This article describes problems in the weatherization of houses. Tests show that not only leaky ducts affect air pressure differences and infiltration rates in homes, but that four other factors can be involved: duct system design, resident interaction with the system, house tightness, and cleanliness of the blower, filter and evaporator coil. The authors tested and inspected 371 homes for

  2. Flextime: A Modified Work Force Scheduling Technique for Selected Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command Organizations.

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    Kimzey, Reed T.; Prince, Samuel M. O.

    The thesis discusses the advantages and disadvantages of one work force scheduling technique--flextime. The authors were interested in determining if a flextime schedule could be put into effect in a governmental organization such as Headquarters Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC). The study objectives were to determine the feasibility,…

  3. Techniques for evaluating the contributions of avionics subsystems to fighter aircraft operational effectiveness

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    Robert A. Whitmoyer; Wright-Patterson AFB

    1991-01-01

    Experiences on the integrated control and avionics for air superiority (ICAAS) program are used to discuss various methods for validating avionics system performance in the air-to-air mission. Digital air battle simulation proved to be an effective screening tool for identifying first-order mission effectiveness trends. Part task simulations added the human element to the evaluation. Full-mission manned simulations provide the most

  4. Electromechanical coupling in free-standing AlGaNGaN planar structures Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force

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    Pan, Ernie

    Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 E. Pan Department of Civil Engineering

  5. Air Force court affirms assault conviction of major.

    PubMed

    1996-03-01

    The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction and sentencing of [name removed], who had vaginal intercourse with two women without warning them that he was HIV-positive. [Name removed] was ordered not to engage in sexual intercourse unless he first informed his partner that he was infected. He was also ordered to use condoms. According to the court martial, both of these orders were disobeyed. Both women have tested negative for HIV antibodies. On appeal, [name removed] argued that evidence was insufficient to establish that he posed a risk of transmitting the virus. The three-judge appeals panel found in favor of the Air Force. PMID:11363419

  6. Digital Avionics Information System (DAIS): Impact of DAIS Concept on Life Cycle Cost. Final Report.

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    Goclowski, John C.; And Others

    Designed to identify and quantify the potential impacts of the Digital Avionics Information System (DAIS) on weapon system personnel requirements and life cycle cost (LCC), this study postulated a typical close-air-support (CAS) mission avionics suite to serve as a basis for comparing present day and DAIS configuration specifications. The purpose…

  7. 78 FR 42898 - Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes

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    2013-07-18

    ...following new AD: ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional: Docket No...applies to ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72-101...5948 in production. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of...

  8. 78 FR 65183 - Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes

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    2013-10-31

    ...2013-21-08 ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional: Amendment...applies to ATR--GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR72-101...5948 in production. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of...

  9. Sunlight readable avionics displays

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    Visinski, Joseph R.

    1998-09-01

    The theme of the Cockpit Displays V Conference of 'Custom versus Consumer -- Grade Displays in Defense Applications' reflects the Raytheon Systems Company field emission display (FED) development effort. Raytheon chose to license commercial FED technology and subsequently participate in a commercial industry 'FED Alliance' to insert this technology into commercial and avionics defense applications. The unaffordability of custom military displays makes them an unfeasible choice to build a business upon. The major differences between consumer FEDs and those adapted for military/avionics installations are: (1) high brightness for sunlight visibility; (2) extended environmental range; (3) high resolution; (4) wider dimming range for sunlight to NVIS operation; (5) extended gray scales; (6) lifetime product support well beyond two year consumer market life. The transition to defense applications is further being accomplished via industry/government partnerships as the DARPA Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) and BAA 97-31. FEDs combine cathode ray tube (CRT) and matrix addressed flat panel display technology, parts, manufacturing, and test equipment, plus open systems interfaces into a new display.

  10. Construction and Administration of Ten Air Force Job Inventories.

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    Mayo, Clyde C.

    Ten job inventories were constructed for survey of 11 Air Force career ladders. Background variables designed to assess task-related information were included in each inventory. A replication of a previous study of contributions of technical advisers to inventory construction supported the earlier finding that airmen at supervisory skill levels…

  11. AIR FORCE HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

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    Garfunkel, Eric

    training, correspondence, military-sponsored short courses and by attending national meetings studies. JOB SATISFACTION As an Air Force Nurse, you enter a world class hospital with the best healthcare team in the world. There's no need to worry about HMO's, malpractice insurance and other red tape that

  12. Moving: United States Air Force Child Care Program Activity Guide.

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    Long, Ivalee; Brant, Linda

    The aim of this program activity guide is to aid teachers and child caregivers in helping children in Air Force preschools and day care centers better understand and cope with the sometimes difficult experience of moving to another duty station. Basic information for teachers and caregivers, facts about moving in the military, instructional…

  13. Aircraft: United States Air Force Child Care Program Activity Guide.

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    Boggs, Juanita; Brant, Linda

    General information about United States' aircraft is provided in this program activity guide for teachers and caregivers in Air Force preschools and day care centers. The guide includes basic information for teachers and caregivers, basic understandings, suggested teaching methods and group activities, vocabulary, ideas for interest centers, and…

  14. Small satellites and the DARPA\\/Air Force FALCON program

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    Steven H. Walker; Robert L. Sackheim

    2005-01-01

    The FALCON program is a technology demonstration effort with three major components: a Small Launch Vehicle (SLV), a Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV), and a Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV). Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and executed jointly by the United States Air Force and DARPA with NASA participation, the objectives are to develop and demonstrate technologies that

  15. Information Assurance within the United States Air Force

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    Cherry, John D.

    2010-01-01

    According to the Department of Defense (DoD), a review of information assurance (IA) in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 2009, cyber security is jeopardized because of information loss. This situation has occurred in large part because of less than optimal training practices or adherence to training protocols. The purpose of this study was…

  16. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program is currently

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for paid internship opportunities available at: · Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM · Eglin AFB in Valparaiso, Florida · AFRL Maui Optical and Super Computing Site (AMOS) in Maui, Hawaii OPPORTUNITIES

  17. Overview of Air Force Research Laboratory cryogenic technology development programs

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    Thomas M. Davis; B. J. Tomlinson

    1998-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of the cryogenic refrigerator and cryogenic integration programs in development and characterization under the Cryogenic Technology Group, Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The vision statement for the group is to support the pace community as the center of excellence for developing and transitioning space cryogenic thermal management technologies. The primary

  18. Flux Compression Generator Development at the Air Force Research Laboratory

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    T. C. Cavazos; D. G. Gale; C. E. Roth; J. V. Parker; W. E. Sommars; S. K. Coffey; F. M. Lehr; W. D. Tucker; G. F. Kiuttu; J. H. Degnan

    2005-01-01

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) maintains an extensive capability for the design, analysis, construction and testing of explosive pulsed power (EPP) components. Three flux compression generators (FCGs) were designed as part of an EPP technology development effort sponsored by AFRL and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A secondary-stage, high-current FCG was designed to deliver 10 MA into

  19. 11. EXTERIOR VIEW OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAN EXAMINING ...

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    11. EXTERIOR VIEW OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAN EXAMINING CONTENTS OF SHIELDING TANK AS FUEL ELEMENT ASSEMBLY IS RAISED AND LOWERED. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-6172, TAKEN NOVEMBER 10, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

  20. An Attitudinal Analysis of Air Force Race Relations Training.

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    Brietzke, Charles J., Jr.; Ferrara, Michael

    The training which is the subject of this thesis is the 18-hour course of instruction which is required, on an annual basis, for all Air Force military personnel. An attitude questionnaire was used to determine racial attitude indexes of subjects who had just completed the training and of a control group who had not been exposed to the course.…

  1. Forces Acting on a Ball in an Air Jet

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    Lopez-Arias, T.; Gratton, L. M.; Zendri, G.; Oss, S.

    2011-01-01

    The forces acting on a ball in an air jet have been measured using simple equipment. Such measurements allow quite a precise, non-ambiguous description and understanding of the physical mechanism which explains the famous levitating ball experiment. (Contains 7 figures.)

  2. Education through Robotics at the United States Air Force Academy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel J. Pack; A. R. Klayton

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of robotics in the electrical and computer engineering curricula at the United States Air Force Academy. One of our important educational goals is to endow graduates with engineering fundamentals and the important hardware and software engineering skills associated with designing, programming, constructing, debugging, and testing complex systems. To support this goal, we embed multiple opportunities

  3. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ROTUNDA

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    Das, Suman

    " INDUCTION TO THE ORDER OF THE ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS #12;CANDIDATES READ ALOUD THE SECTIONS IN BOLDRECEPTION TO FOLLOW MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM ROTUNDA APRIL , PROCESSION "THE RAMBLIN' WRECK TYPE I am an Engineer: in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. Since

  4. Training augmentation device for the Air Force satellite Control Network

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    Shoates, Keith B.

    1993-01-01

    From the 1960's and into the early 1980's satellite operations and control were conducted by Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), now Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), out of the Satellite Control Facility at Onizuka AFB, CA. AFSC was responsible for acquiring satellite command and control systems and conducting routine satellite operations. The daily operations, consisting of satellite health and status contacts and station keeping activities, were performed for AFSC by a Mission Control Team (MCT) staffed by civilian contractors who were responsible for providing their own technically 'qualified' personnel as satellite operators. An MCT consists of five positions: mission planner, ground controller, planner analyst, orbit analyst, and ranger controller. Most of the training consisted of On-the-Job-Training (OJT) with junior personnel apprenticed to senior personnel until they could demonstrate job proficiency. With most of the satellite operators having 15 to 25 years of experience, there was minimal risk to the mission. In the mid 1980's Air Force Space Command (AFSPACOM) assumed operational responsibility for a newly established control node at Falcon AFB (FAFB) in CO. The satellites and ground system program offices (SPO's) are organized under AFSC's Space and Missiles Systems Center (SMC) to function as a systems engineering and acquisition agency for AFSPACECOM. The collection of the satellite control nodes, ground tracking stations, computer processing equipment, and connecting communications links is referred to as the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).

  5. Space Tug avionics definition study. Volume 2: Avionics functional requirements

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    1975-01-01

    Flight and ground operational phases of the tug/shuttle system are analyzed to determine the general avionics support functions that are needed during each of the mission phases and sub-phases. Each of these general support functions is then expanded into specific avionics system requirements, which are then allocated to the appropriate avionics subsystems. This process is then repeated at the next lower level of detail where these subsystem requirements are allocated to each of the major components that comprise a subsystem.

  6. Sections. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California, Combat Operations Center, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Sections. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California, Combat Operations Center, Combat Operations Building. By Moffatt and Nichol, Engineers, 122 West Fifth Street, Long Beach, California; for the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Office of the District Engineer, Los Angeles, California. Drawing no. AW-60-02-03, sheet no. 14, approved March, 1962; specifications no. ENG-04-353-62-66; D.O. series AW 1596/15, Rev. "A"; file drawer 1290. Last revised 3 October 1966. Scale one-eighth inch to one foot. 30x36 inches. pencil on paper - March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Combat Operations Center, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

  7. Elevations. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California, Combat Operations Center, ...

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    Elevations. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California, Combat Operations Center, Combat Operations Building. By Moffatt and Nichol, Engineers, 122 West Fifth Street, Long Beach, California; for the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Office of the District Engineer, Los Angeles, California. Drawing no. AW-60-02-03, sheet no. 14, approved March, 1962; specifications no. ENG-04-353-62-66; D.O. series AW 1596/14, Rev. "B"; file drawer 77-1/102. Last revised 3 October 1966. Scale one-eighth inch to one foot. 30x36 inches. photocopy on paper - March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Combat Operations Center, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

  8. 33 CFR 334.340 - Chesapeake Bay off Plumtree Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...off Plumtree Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area. 334.340 Section...off Plumtree Island, Hampton, Va.; Air Force precision test area. (a) The danger...Commander, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., shall be...

  9. Demonstration Advanced Avionics System (DAAS)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    The feasibility of developing an integrated avionics system suitable for general aviation was determined. A design of reliable integrated avionics which provides expanded functional capability that significantly enhances the utility and safety of general aviation at a cost commensurate with the general aviation market was developed. The use of a data bus, microprocessors, electronic displays and data entry devices, and improved function capabilities were emphasized. An avionics system capable of evaluating the most critical and promising elements of an integrated system was designed, built and flight tested in a twin engine general aviation aircraft.

  10. Innovating to integrate the intangibles into the learning Air Force.

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    Hazen, Benjamin T; Weigel, Fred K; Overstreet, Robert E

    2014-01-01

    United States federal law and other regulations require the US military services to provide professional military education to their forces. Meeting that requirement will become increasingly difficult with the absence of a federal government budget, significant cuts to defense spending, and expected future cuts to both defense spending and manpower. Additionally, the operations tempo remains high despite the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. The resulting time and budget constraints will likely make it more difficult for the services to provide every member with the opportunity to compete for positions in coveted in-residence professional military education programs. Thus, the Air Force is considering a new lifetime learning approach to professional military education. As the Air Force seeks to develop its new paradigm, we must understand what benefits of the current system should be retained and what drawbacks should be allayed. Unfortunately, there is little research in this area. We content analyze data collected from Air Force officers attending in-residence professional military education, synthesize our findings with education and technology literature, and suggest innovative technologies that can maximize the intangible benefits and minimize the drawbacks of professional military education. The blended approach we present can create a richer, more meaningful learning experience for the service member, while simultaneously lowering the cost per member and providing greater opportunity to attend in-residence professional military education. PMID:24488877

  11. Lean spacecraft avionics trade study

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    Main, John A.

    1994-01-01

    Spacecraft design is generally an exercise in design trade-offs: fuel vs. weight, power vs. solar cell area, radiation exposure vs. shield weight, etc. Proper analysis of these trades is critical in the development of lightweight, efficient, 'lean' satellites. The modification of the launch plans for the Magnetosphere Imager (MI) to a Taurus launcher from the much more powerful Delta has forced a reduction in spacecraft weight availability into the mission orbit from 1300 kg to less than 500 kg. With weight now a driving factor it is imperative that the satellite design be extremely efficient and lean. The accuracy of engineering trades now takes on an added importance. An understanding of spacecraft subsystem interactions is critical in the development of a good spacecraft design, yet it is a challenge to define these interactions while the design is immature. This is currently an issue in the development of the preliminary design of the MI. The interaction and interfaces between this spacecraft and the instruments it carries are currently unclear since the mission instruments are still under development. It is imperative, however, to define these interfaces so that avionics requirements ideally suited to the mission's needs can be determined.

  12. Avionics Maintenance Technology Program Standards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.

    This publication contains statewide standards for the avionics maintenance technology program in Georgia. The standards are divided into the following categories: foundations, diploma/degree (philosophy, purpose, goals, program objectives, availability, evaluation); admissions, diploma/degree (admission requirements, provisional admission…

  13. Eielson Air Force Base Operable Unit 2 baseline risk assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Lewis, R.E.; Jarvis, T.T.; Jarvis, M.R.; Whelan, G.

    1994-10-01

    Operable Unit 2 at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) near Fairbanks, is one of several operable units characterized by petroleum, oil, and lubricant contamination, and by the presence of organic products floating at the water table, as a result of Air Force operations since the 1940s. The base is approximately 19,270 acres in size, and comprises the areas for military operations and a residential neighborhood for military dependents. Within Operable Unit 2, there are seven source areas. These source areas were grouped together primarily because of the contaminants released and hence are not necessarily in geographical proximity. Source area ST10 includes a surface water body (Hardfill Lake) next to a fuel spill area. The primary constituents of concern for human health include benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Monitored data showed these volatile constituents to be present in groundwater wells. The data also showed an elevated level of trace metals in groundwater.

  14. Air Force research in human sensory feedback for telepresence

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Julian, Ronald G.

    1993-01-01

    Telepresence operations require high quality information transfer between the human master and the remotely located slave. Present Air Force research focuses on the human aspects of the information needed to complete the control/feedback loop. Work in three key areas of human sensory feedback for manipulation of objects are described. Specific projects in each key area are outlined, including research tools (hardware), planned research, and test results. Nonmanipulative feedback technologies are mentioned to complete the advanced teleoperation discussions.

  15. HAER NE9A (sheet 1 of 1) Offutt Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    HAER NE-9-A (sheet 1 of 1) - Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Looking Glass Avenue between Comstat Drive & Nightwatch Avenue, Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  16. 33 CFR 334.740 - North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Waters 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334...DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.740 North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla....

  17. 33 CFR 334.740 - North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334...DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.740 North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla....

  18. 33 CFR 334.740 - North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Waters 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334...DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.740 North Shore Choctawhatchee Bay, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla....

  19. 78 FR 10608 - David Grant United States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement...

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    2013-02-14

    ...States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement Demonstration Project...States Air Force Medical Center Specialty Care Travel Reimbursement Demonstration Project...will increase utilization of the direct care system by selected beneficiaries....

  20. An assessment of General Aviation utilization of advanced avionics technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Quinby, G. F.

    1980-01-01

    Needs of the general aviation industry for services and facilities which might be supplied by NASA were examined. In the data collection phase, twenty-one individuals from nine manufacturing companies in general aviation were interviewed against a carefully prepared meeting format. General aviation avionics manufacturers were credited with a high degree of technology transfer from the forcing industries such as television, automotive, and computers and a demonstrated ability to apply advanced technology such as large scale integration and microprocessors to avionics functions in an innovative and cost effective manner. The industry's traditional resistance to any unnecessary regimentation or standardization was confirmed. Industry's self sufficiency in applying advanced technology to avionics product development was amply demonstrated. NASA research capability could be supportive in areas of basic mechanics of turbulence in weather and alternative means for its sensing.

  1. NASA/Princeton digital avionics flight test facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Downing, D. R.; Bryant, W. H.; Stengel, R. F.

    1979-01-01

    This paper describes a general-aviation digital avionics flight-test facility being jointly developed by the Flight Dynamics Laboratory of Princeton University and NASA/Langley Research Center. This facility consists of the Princeton avionics research aircraft (ARA) and NASA/Langley's digital avionics research (DARE) system. The ARA is a fully instrumented five-degree-of-freedom fly-by-wire aircraft. The DARE system contains a state-of-the-art flight computer system and receiving equipment that permits use of the NASA/Wallops Flight Center's position-tracking ground-based display-generation and ground-to-air digital-data-link equipment. The DARE/ARA system will be used for flight evaluation of advanced control, guidance, and display concepts developed as part of NASA/Langley Research Center's general aviation terminal area operations program.

  2. Cooling of Air-cooled Engines by Forced Circulation of Air

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1926-01-01

    This report presents the results of experiments on aerodynamic fuselages in which an air current is forced into the nose of the fuselage by the action of several fans revolving with the propeller. The air is then guided by special deflectors which cause it to flow along the exhaust pipes and cylinders and then, after having been utilized, pass out through annular ports. This system of cooling worked perfectly at all speeds.

  3. Air Force Web Preventive Health Assessment (AF WEBPHA) mental health screening effectiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Madrid

    2010-01-01

    The U.S. Air Force assesses Active Duty Air Force (ADAF) health annually using the Air Force Web-based Preventative Health Assessment (AF WebPHA). The assessment is based on a self-administered survey used to determine the overall Air Force health and readiness, as well as, the individual health of each airman. Individual survey responses as well as groups of responses generate further

  4. 32 CFR 989.7 - Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities. 989.7 Section...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL... § 989.7 Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities. (a)...

  5. 32 CFR 809a.9 - Conditions for use of Air Force resources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Conditions for use of Air Force resources. 809a.9 Section 809a...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ADMINISTRATION INSTALLATION ENTRY... § 809a.9 Conditions for use of Air Force resources. This part is not...

  6. The Development of Air Force Undergraduate Space Training. LTTC Special Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levy, Michael H.

    This historical study traces the development of an undergraduate program at Lowry Technical Training Center (LTTC) situated in the Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, to train Air Force officers and enlisted personnel for the space operations career field. The report begins in the 1950s when Air Force Systems Command examined the concept of a manned…

  7. 32 CFR 989.7 - Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities. 989.7 Section...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL... § 989.7 Requests from Non-Air Force agencies or entities. (a)...

  8. 78 FR 43184 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-19

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration and...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission'') will take place...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon Room 3A874,...

  9. 32 CFR 809a.9 - Conditions for use of Air Force resources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Conditions for use of Air Force resources. 809a.9 Section 809a...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE ADMINISTRATION INSTALLATION ENTRY... § 809a.9 Conditions for use of Air Force resources. This part is not...

  10. Air Pollutant Climate Forcings within the Big Climate Picture* J. Hansen, M. Sato

    E-print Network

    Hansen, James E.

    Air Pollutant Climate Forcings within the Big Climate Picture* J. Hansen, M. Sato NASA Goddard;Air Pollutant Climate Forcings within the Big Climate Picture* Jim Hansen March 11, 2009 Climate. Air Pollutant Climate Forcings within the Big Climate Picture co-authors or colleagues providing data

  11. Evaluating Cadet Leadership Positions at the U.S. Air Force Academy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Didier, Jeremy M.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Air Force relies on effective leadership to complete its mission. The U.S. Air Force Academy exists to develop leaders of character for the Air Force through a four-year program. Part of this program involves cadets participating in leadership positions. By exploring nine types of cadet leadership positions, this dissertation aims to…

  12. 78 FR 61343 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-10-03

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874...Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U...Office, leaders of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Reserve,...

  13. 78 FR 46928 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-02

    ...on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration...Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976...on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission...on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon,...

  14. 78 FR 40730 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-08

    ...on the Structure of the Air Force AGENCY: Director of Administration...Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976...on the Structure of the Air Force (``the Commission...on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon,...

  15. 75 FR 22560 - Federal Advisory Committee; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Charter Renewal

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    2010-04-29

    ...Committee; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory...Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine...serve as special government employees. The Secretary of the Air Force shall select the...Secretary of the Air Force may appoint, as...full-time or part- time government employees,...

  16. Damage Assessment of Structures an Air Force Office of Scientific Research

    E-print Network

    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    Damage Assessment of Structures an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Structural Mechanics Mechanics program of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research on the damage assessment of structures Perspective Victor Giurgiutiu, PhD Air Force Office of Scientific Research Structural Mechanics Program 875

  17. 76 FR 71333 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2011-11-17

    ...include updates on ``Don't Ask Don't Tell;'' a National and Air Force perspective on Diversity; the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation; Air Force Academy fiscal issues; and the Superintendent's update. In accordance with 5 U.S.C....

  18. 78 FR 58525 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-09-24

    ...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...classified information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was...

  19. 78 FR 51175 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-08-20

    ...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...hearing and are asked to address matters pertaining to the U.S...Commission for a U.S. Air Force structure that--(a) meets...

  20. 78 FR 40446 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-05

    ...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (``the...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...hearing and are asked to address matters pertaining to the U.S...Commission for a U.S. Air Force structure that--(a) Meets...

  1. 32 CFR 903.6 - Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates at the preparatory school.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 false Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates at the preparatory...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE MILITARY TRAINING AND SCHOOLS AIR FORCE ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL § 903.6...

  2. 33 CFR 334.750 - Ben's Lake, a tributary of Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. 334.750 ...Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. (a) The area...permission of the Commander, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, or his authorized...

  3. 77 FR 33202 - Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for United States Air Force Modernizations and Enhancement...

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    2012-06-05

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for United States Air Force Modernizations and Enhancement of Ranges...Statement AGENCY: The United States Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notification of...

  4. 78 FR 63459 - Names of Members of the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force

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    2013-10-24

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Names of Members of the Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force ACTION: Notice...Review Board for the Department of the Air Force. DATES: Effective Date: November...

  5. 33 CFR 334.750 - Ben's Lake, a tributary of Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. 334.750 ...Choctawhatchee Bay, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. (a) The area...permission of the Commander, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, or his authorized...

  6. 77 FR 30509 - Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for United States Air Force F-35A Operational Basing...

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    2012-05-23

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice To Extend Public Comment Period for United States Air Force F-35A Operational Basing Environmental...Statement AGENCY: The United States Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notification of...

  7. 32 CFR 903.6 - Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates at the preparatory school.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates at the preparatory...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE MILITARY TRAINING AND SCHOOLS AIR FORCE ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL § 903.6...

  8. Eielson Air Force Base OU-1 baseline risk assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Jarvis, M.T.; Jarvis, T.T.; Van Houten, N.C.; Lewis, R.E.

    1993-09-01

    This Baseline Risk Assessment report is the second volume in a set of three volumes for operable Unit 1 (OU-1). The companion documents contain the Remedial Investigation and the Feasibility Study. Operable Unit 1 (OU-1) is one of several groups of hazardous waste sites located at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) near Fairbanks, Alaska. The operable units at Eielson are typically characterized by petroleum, oil, lubricant/solvent contamination, and by the presence of organics floating at the water table. In 1989 and 1990, firms under contract to the Air Force conducted field studies to gather information about the extent of chemical contamination in soil, groundwater, and soil air pore space (soil gas) at the site. This report documents the results of a baseline risk assessment, which uses the 1989 and 1991 site characterization database to quantify the potential human health risk associated with past Base industrial activities in the vicinity of OU-1. Background data collected in 1992 were also used in the preparation of this report.

  9. Geothermal studies at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    SciTech Connect

    Riddle, L.; Grant, B.

    1981-05-01

    Due to an effort by government installations to discontinue use of natural gas, alternative energy sources are being investigated at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico has geologic characteristics favorable for geothermal energy utilization. Local heat flow and geochemical studies indicate a normal subsurface temperature regime. The alluvial deposits, however, extend to great depths where hot fluids, heated by the normal geothermal gradient, could be encountered. Two potential models for tapping geothermal energy are presented: the basin model and the fault model.

  10. Hill Air Force Base case study -- New lighting technology installation

    SciTech Connect

    Adams, J.W.

    1999-07-01

    Sulfur lighting is the first lighting technology breakthrough in recent history. The world's largest installation of sulfur lighting was implemented by CES/Way International, Inc. at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, where it is used in aircraft hangers dedicated to F16 and C130 aircraft maintenance and overhaul. This case study outlines the Department of Energy's pilot project criteria for the Hill application, discussed in detail how the technology was developed and applied at Hill, reports savings results and describes the benefits and new opportunities that this new lighting alternative brings to the industry and its clients.

  11. NASA Air Force Cost Model (NAFCOM): Capabilities and Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McAfee, Julie; Culver, George; Naderi, Mahmoud

    2011-01-01

    NAFCOM is a parametric estimating tool for space hardware. Uses cost estimating relationships (CERs) which correlate historical costs to mission characteristics to predict new project costs. It is based on historical NASA and Air Force space projects. It is intended to be used in the very early phases of a development project. NAFCOM can be used at the subsystem or component levels and estimates development and production costs. NAFCOM is applicable to various types of missions (crewed spacecraft, uncrewed spacecraft, and launch vehicles). There are two versions of the model: a government version that is restricted and a contractor releasable version.

  12. Vandenberg Air Force Base Pressure Gradient Wind Study

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shafer, Jaclyn A.

    2013-01-01

    Warning category winds can adversely impact day-to-day space lift operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. NASA's Launch Services Program and other programs at VAFB use wind forecasts issued by the 30 Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight (30 OSSWF) to determine if they need to limit activities or protect property such as a launch vehicle. The 30 OSSWF tasked the AMU to develop an automated Excel graphical user interface that includes pressure gradient thresholds between specific observing stations under different synoptic regimes to aid forecasters when issuing wind warnings. This required the AMU to determine if relationships between the variables existed.

  13. Avionics test bed development plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Harris, L. H.; Parks, J. M.; Murdock, C. R.

    1981-01-01

    A development plan for a proposed avionics test bed facility for the early investigation and evaluation of new concepts for the control of large space structures, orbiter attached flex body experiments, and orbiter enhancements is presented. A distributed data processing facility that utilizes the current laboratory resources for the test bed development is outlined. Future studies required for implementation, the management system for project control, and the baseline system configuration are defined. A background analysis of the specific hardware system for the preliminary baseline avionics test bed system is included.

  14. Climatological study of radar echo pictures from Albrook Air Force Base, Panama

    E-print Network

    Bowen, Christopher

    1964-01-01

    CLIMATOLOGICAL SI'UDY OF RADAR ECHO PICTURES FROM ALBROOK AIR FORCE BASE, PANAMA A Thesis Bv CHRISTOPHER BOWEN Captain, United States Ai. r Force Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASM University in partial fulfilment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1964 Ma)or Sub)cot: METEOROLOGY CLIMATOLOGICAL STUDY OF RADAR ECHO PICTURES FROM ALBROOK AIR FORCE BASE, PANAMA A Thesis By CHRISTOPHER BOWEN Captain, United States Air Force Approved as to style...

  15. Security audit for embedded avionics systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rao, K. N.

    The design of security audit subsystems for real-time embedded avionics systems is described. The selection criteria of auditable events and the design of the audit functions are described. The data storage requirements and the data compression features of embedded avionics systems are analyzed. Two data compression algorithms applicable to avionics systems are described. Huffman encoding is optimal, but Fibonacci encoding is shown to be nearly optimal and better suited for airborne avionics systems. The memory capacity needed for audit data storage is computed for typical avionics missions.

  16. Air compliance through pollution prevention at Air Force Materiel Command facilities.

    SciTech Connect

    Kolpa, R.; Ryckman, S.J. Jr.; Smith, A.E.

    1999-03-19

    Options for air compliance through pollution prevention (P2) have been identified at 14 facilities of the US Air Force Materiel Command, ranging from depots with significant light industrial activity to laboratories. Previous P2 efforts concentrated on reducing hazardous and solid wastes, with any reduction in air impacts generally being a collateral benefit. This work focused on reducing air emissions and air compliance vulnerabilities. P2 options were identified in three stages. First, potentially applicable P2 options were identified from Internet and published information. Attention was given to identifying the types of sources to which an option could be applied, the option's state of development, and constraints that could limit its application. Traditional P2 options involving technology or equipment changes and material substitution were considered. In addition, newer approaches based on administrative ''controls'' were considered. These included inserting P2 into operating permits in exchange for administrative relief, privatization, derating boilers, and reducing an installation's potential to emit and compliance vulnerability by separating sources not under the Air Force's ''common control.'' Next, criteria and toxic emissions inventories by source category were prepared from inventory data supplied by facilities. The major problems at this stage were differences in the levels of detail provided by facilities and in the categories used by different installations. Emitting categories were matched to P2 option categories to identify candidate options. Candidates were screened to account for local regulations and technical information about sources in the inventories. When possible, emission reductions were estimated to help facility personnel prioritize options. Some options identified are being actively pursued by facilities to determine their site-specific feasibility. Although much work has been done to implement material substitution programs, this work indicates that different priorities and additional opportunities might result from using air emissions and compliance vulnerability as driving metrics.

  17. Multi-Platform Avionics Simulator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Clark, Micah; Steinke, Robert; McMahon, Elihu

    2006-01-01

    Multi-Platform Avionics Simulator (MPAvSim) is a software library for development of simulations of avionic hardware. MPAvSim facilitates simulation of interactions between flight software and such avionic peripheral equipment as telecommunication devices, thrusters, pyrotechnic devices, motor controllers, and scientific instruments. MPAvSim focuses on the behavior of avionics as seen by flight software, rather than on performing high-fidelity simulations of dynamics. However, MPAvSim is easily integrable with other programs that do perform such simulations. MPAvSim makes it possible to do real-time partial hardware- in-the-loop simulations. An MPAvSim simulation consists of execution chains (see figure) represented by flow graphs of models, defined here as stateless procedures that do some work. During a simulation, MPAvSim walks the execution chain, running each model in turn. Using MPAvSim, flight software can be run against a spacecraft that is all simulation, all hardware, or part hardware and part simulation. With respect to a specific piece of hardware, either the hardware itself or its simulation can be plugged in without affecting the rest of the system. Thus, flight software can be tested before hardware is available, and as items of hardware become available, they can be substituted for their simulations, with minimal disruption.

  18. Avionics Maintenance Technology Program Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Vocational Education.

    This program guide presents the avionics maintenance technology curriculum for technical institutes in Georgia. The general information section contains the following for both the diploma program and the associate degree program: purpose and objectives; program description, including admissions, typical job titles, and accreditation and…

  19. Ultra-reliable digital avionics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gregory P. Rubertus; Wright-Patterson AFB

    1993-01-01

    In the future, tactical fighters will be required to operate from austere bases in third world mission scenarios, away from CONUS and alternate basing. Thus, these aircraft must be able to perform multi-role missions with limited sparing capabilities and very fast turn-around time for maintenance. Since an aircraft's engines and airframe are fixed, modular avionics is the most affordable and

  20. EVA Communications Avionics and Informatics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Carek, David Andrew

    2005-01-01

    The Glenn Research Center is investigating and developing technologies for communications, avionics, and information systems that will significantly enhance extra vehicular activity capabilities to support the Vision for Space Exploration. Several of the ongoing research and development efforts are described within this presentation including system requirements formulation, technology development efforts, trade studies, and operational concept demonstrations.

  1. 33 CFR 334.710 - The Narrows and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334.710 Section 334.710...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force...

  2. 33 CFR 334.730 - Waters of Santa Rosa Sound and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334.730 Section 334.730...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force...

  3. 33 CFR 334.710 - The Narrows and Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 334.710 Section 334.710...of Mexico adjacent to Santa Rosa Island, Air Force Proving Ground Command, Eglin Air Force...

  4. Why Is Outdoor Recreation Worth $30 Million to the Air Force?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heeg, Phillip

    The Air Force outdoor recreation program evolved from the Army "rest and recreation" areas set up during World War II. During the last decade, financial pressures and eroding support for recreation programs forced a reexamination of the objectives of such programs. Starting with the premise that the Air Force was the main customer and that…

  5. 78 FR 32634 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-05-31

    ...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950...address national security matters pertaining to the U...capabilities and force structure of the U.S. Air Force...are asked to address matters pertaining to the U...history, organizational structure, and operational...

  6. 78 FR 37798 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-06-24

    ...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...debates that affected the force structure outcome from the Fiscal Year...classified information and matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b...National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was...

  7. 76 FR 75453 - Restricted Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL

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    2011-12-02

    ...Areas and Danger Zones at Eglin Air Force Base, FL AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...restricted areas within the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) facilities and along the Eglin...the permission of the Commander, 96 Air Base Wing, Eglin AFB or his/her...

  8. Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) Air Force facility

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    Beck, David F.

    1993-01-01

    The Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (SNTP) Program is an initiative within the US Air Force to acquire and validate advanced technologies that could be used to sustain superior capabilities in the area or space nuclear propulsion. The SNTP Program has a specific objective of demonstrating the feasibility of the particle bed reactor (PBR) concept. The term PIPET refers to a project within the SNTP Program responsible for the design, development, construction, and operation of a test reactor facility, including all support systems, that is intended to resolve program technology issues and test goals. A nuclear test facility has been designed that meets SNTP Facility requirements. The design approach taken to meet SNTP requirements has resulted in a nuclear test facility that should encompass a wide range of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) test requirements that may be generated within other programs. The SNTP PIPET project is actively working with DOE and NASA to assess this possibility.

  9. Relighting demonstration project Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

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    Larson, L.L.; Purcell, C.W. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); McKay, H. [Hayden McKay Lighting (United States); Harris, L. [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Federal Energy Management Programs

    1994-09-01

    Significant energy savings are available through relighting with modern, energy efficient systems. As a demonstration, a relighting project was recently completed at Robins Air Force Base, Warner-Robins, Georgia. The project was designed to overcome a reluctance to pursue large scale relighting of the entire facility due to prior unfavorable experiences and an unusually large non-office working environment. The project followed contemporary lighting design practices, with the added dimension of involving building occupants in the process. Involving building occupants promoted their acceptance of the project and provided needed critical feedback. Their involvement helped secure their assistance in resolving special design concerns involving radio frequency interference and glare. Although often cited as simple, relighting projects are commonly confronted with problems. This document describes problems, foreseen and unforeseen, encountered by this relighting demonstration, and their solutions.

  10. Air Force requirements for NDE of composite materials

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    Cordell, T. M.; Bhagat, P. K.

    The usage of composite materials has increased and continues to grow in advanced and sophisticated weapon systems. The complexity of structures, and the need for rapid inspection and assessment of systems require further development of existing inspection methods to provide the accuracy and reliability desired. Because of the inherently anisotropic and sometimes nonuniform layered nature of composites, detection and interpretation of defects in operational systems is difficult. Further compounding the inspection problem is the growing requirement to assess the integrity of large structures, and to acquire and interpret large data sets in near real time. This paper examines various aspects of composite development, manufacture, assembly, and inspection issues as they relate to Air Force needs and requirements. Current and future initiatives are detailed and an attempt is made to highlight the inadequacies of current inspection procedures: their reliability and sensitivity to discriminate among various defect states.

  11. Energy-conservation study for the US Air Force Academy

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    Peterson, J.L.; Davis, L.B.

    1983-01-01

    The United States Air Force Academy (AFA) has asked the Los Alamos National Laboratory to assist them in conducting detailed energy and solar analyses of selected AFA buildings using the DOE-2 building energy analysis computer program. The results of the energy conservation study conducted by Los Alamos in FY 1981 and 1982 for Building 2360 (Vandenberg Hall), Building 2169 (Field House), and Building 2410 (Aeronautics Laboratory) are presented. Energy Conservation and Solar Opportunities (ECOs) are identified for each building and predicted heating, cooling and electric energy savings are presented for each ECO. Economic results are summarized as annual dollars saved, discounted benefit-to-cost ratio, maximum investment targets, and the life-cycle cost of implementing each ECO.

  12. U.S. Air Force Academy 4-m telescope

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    Andersen, Geoff P.; Buzasi, Derek

    2004-10-01

    The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has obtained a 4m-diameter, lightweight telescope from the Space Based Laser project. Originally designed and constructed for space, this segmented telescope is being reconfigured for use as a ground-based facility - the largest in the world, wholly owned by any single college. The telescope comes fully equipped with both active and adaptive capabilities for segment phasing and wavefront correction. However, the optical design is a Mersenne configuration, and having been constructed for a space environment, it has an extremely thin (17mm) glass primary. We are redesigning the optics (with new secondary and tertiary mirrors) and are designing a mount and truss capable of both sidereal and low-Earth satellite tracking.

  13. Nanotechnology strategic plan for the U.S. Air Force

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    Freund, Minoru M.

    2004-12-01

    I will review recent advances in DoD nanoscience and technology (NST) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the areas of nano-materials, nano-electronics, and nano-energetics. NST will profoundly change all critical aspects of maintaining a technologically superior national defense capability. In this talk, I will focus on programmatic priorities for AFRL basic and applied R&D in the seven selected priority areas that comprise the AFRL Strategic Nanotech Plan. The goal of this plan is to focus, prioritize and guide future AF funding in nanotechnology. The selected topics include: tailorable dielectrics, reconfigurable optical response materials, adaptive structural materials, quantum confined optical sensors and sources, nanotechnology for RF, as well as several cross-cutting topics such as self-assembly, interfaces, and modeling and simulation.

  14. A 4-meter Telescope for the US Air Force Academy

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    Buzasi, D.; Andersen, G.; Wetterer, C.

    2004-05-01

    The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs has obtained a 4m-diameter, lightweight telescope from the discontinued Space Based Laser project. Originally designed and constructed for space, this segmented telescope is being reconfigured for use in a ground-based facility. The current optical design is an afocal Mersenne configuration with an extremely thin (17mm) glass primary. The telescope has 312 fine figure actuators for active shaping of the primary, as well as 42 piston actuators for phasing of the segments and adaptive optics capability with a 300-actuator deformable mirror and wavefront sensor. We are recoating and redesigning the optics (with new secondary and tertiary mirrors) and constructing a new truss and an alt-az mount with two Nasmyth foci capable of both sidereal and low-Earth object tracking down to altitudes of 200km. The telescope will be located in a new facility to be built next to the current USAFA Observatory. The primary use of the telescope will be for education by involving cadets in a wide range of Air Force experiments including active ranging, communication, and imaging and characterization of satellites. We envision, however, that substantial time will also be available for astronomy. Although the Colorado Springs site is not ideal for many astronomical uses, it does lend itself to easy access by cadets, faculty, and visitors, and is appropriate for spectroscopy and bright-object work. Compared to similar facilities around the world, we expect to have a large amount of time available for outside users.

  15. Retrofitting avionics - Closing the performance 'Generation gap'

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Spitzer, C. R.

    1985-01-01

    The retrofitting of advanced avionics to in-service aircraft in order to increase operational safety and flexibility, and reduce operating costs is analyzed. Research in flight management planning and airborne guidance for full-and cost-effective flight is examined. The use of CRTs and thin film electroluminescent displays in aircraft is described. The development of more accurate and reliable fuel gauges using nuclear-based techniques or volumetric measurements to evaluate fluid levels is studied. Advances in airspace systems, such as the Microwave Landing System, and Air Traffic Control Beacon System/Select Mode, the Traffic Advisory and Collision Advance System, and satellite-based communications, navigation, and surveillance are discussed.

  16. Small Satellites and the DARPA/Air Force Falcon Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Weeks, David J.; Walker, Steven H.; Sackheim, Robert L.

    2004-01-01

    The FALCON ((Force Application and Launch from CONUS) program is a technology demonstration effort with three major components: a Small Launch Vehicle (SLV), a Common Aero Vehicle (CAV), and a Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV). Sponsored by DARPA and executed jointly by the United States Air Force and DARPA with NASA participation, the objectives are to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable both near-term and far-term capability to execute time-critical, global reach missions. The focus of this paper is on the SLV as it relates to small satellites and the implications of lower cost to orbit for small satellites. The target recurring cost for placing 1000 pounds payloads into a circular reference orbit of 28.5 degrees at 100 nautical miles is $5,000,000 per launch. This includes range costs but not the payload or payload integration costs. In addition to the nominal 1000 pounds to LEO, FALCON is seeking delivery of a range of orbital payloads from 220 pounds to 2200 pounds to the reference orbit. Once placed on alert status, the SLV must be capable of launch within 24 hours.

  17. Wastewater pretreatment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

    SciTech Connect

    Garrett, D.W.; Zanoni, P.D.

    1999-07-01

    Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida provides berthing services for US military ships and submarines including the storage and pretreatment of various types of onboard wastewater. CCAFS required an upgrade to the current pretreatment processes to adequately treat shipboard, bilge and missile tube wastewaters prior to discharge to a new base sewage treatment plant. A wastewater characterization showed that the nature of the onboard wastewaters is quite unique and highly variable. Due to the unusual characteristics of these wastewaters, treatability testing was performed on representative samples of these wastewater to simulate pH adjustment, gravity oil separation and dissolved air flotation (DAF). Based on the results of that readability tests and other design requirements, three pretreatment systems were designed, one for each type of wastewater. Due to the location and the high profile nature of the project, several special design issues were involved including special aesthetics requirements, environmental restrictions, special clear zones from munitions storage and multiple review agencies. The project was completed within the required schedule and budget constraints.

  18. 4. EXTERIOR NORTHEAST VIEW (1992). WrightPatterson Air Force Base, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. EXTERIOR NORTHEAST VIEW (1992). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 6, Signal Corps Special Forces Hangar, On flightline at Southeast corner of Eleventh & C Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  19. 3. EXTERIOR NORTH VIEW (1992). WrightPatterson Air Force Base, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. EXTERIOR NORTH VIEW (1992). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 6, Signal Corps Special Forces Hangar, On flightline at Southeast corner of Eleventh & C Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  20. 2. EXTERIOR NORTHWEST VIEW (1992). WrightPatterson Air Force Base, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. EXTERIOR NORTHWEST VIEW (1992). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 6, Signal Corps Special Forces Hangar, On flightline at Southeast corner of Eleventh & C Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  1. 1. EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST VIEW (1991). WrightPatterson Air Force Base, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST VIEW (1991). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 6, Signal Corps Special Forces Hangar, On flightline at Southeast corner of Eleventh & C Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  2. Air Force's First C-17 Flies into Retirement - Duration: 61 seconds.

    NASA Video Gallery

    The U.S. Air Force has retired its first C-17 transport after 21 years as a flight test aircraft and use in joint NASA-USAF propulsion research. NASA research pilot Frank Batteas, who was an Air Fo...

  3. 78 FR 43865 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force

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    2013-07-22

    ...at the hearings. Agenda On July 29, 2013 and July 31, 2013, a subset of members from the Commission will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Ohio Air National Guard Wings at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Springfield Air...

  4. Optimisation d'un systeme d'antigivrage a air chaud pour aile d'avion basee sur la methode du krigeage dual

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hannat, Ridha

    The aim of this thesis is to apply a new methodology of optimization based on the dual kriging method to a hot air anti-icing system for airplanes wings. The anti-icing system consists of a piccolo tube placed along the span of the wing, in the leading edge area. The hot air is injected through small nozzles and impact on the inner wall of the wing. The objective function targeted by the optimization is the effectiveness of the heat transfer of the anti-icing system. This heat transfer effectiveness is regarded as being the ratio of the wing inner wall heat flux and the sum of all the nozzles heat flows of the anti-icing system. The methodology adopted to optimize an anti-icing system consists of three steps. The first step is to build a database according to the Box-Behnken design of experiment. The objective function is then modeled by the dual kriging method and finally the SQP optimization method is applied. One of the advantages of the dual kriging is that the model passes exactly through all measurement points, but it can also take into account the numerical errors and deviates from these points. Moreover, the kriged model can be updated at each new numerical simulation. These features of the dual kriging seem to give a good tool to build the response surfaces necessary for the anti-icing system optimization. The first chapter presents a literature review and the optimization problem related to the antiicing system. Chapters two, three and four present the three articles submitted. Chapter two is devoted to the validation of CFD codes used to perform the numerical simulations of an anti-icing system and to compute the conjugate heat transfer (CHT). The CHT is calculated by taking into account the external flow around the airfoil, the internal flow in the anti-icing system, and the conduction in the wing. The heat transfer coefficient at the external skin of the airfoil is almost the same if the external flow is taken into account or no. Therefore, only the internal flow is considered in the following articles. Chapter three concerns the design of experiment (DoE) matrix and the construction of a second order parametric model. The objective function model is based on the Box-Behnken DoE. The parametric model that results from numerical simulations serve for comparison with the kriged model of the third article. Chapter four applies the dual kriging method to model the heat transfer effectiveness of the anti-icing system and use the model for optimization. The possibility of including the numerical error in the results is explored. For the test cases studied, introduction of the numerical error in the optimization process does not improve the results. Dual kriging method is also used to model the distribution of the local heat flux and to interpolate the local heat flux corresponding to the optimal design of the anti-icing system.

  5. Review of wildlife resources of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Breininger, David R.

    1989-01-01

    Wildlife resources are reviewed for purposes of developing a Base Biological Monitoring Program (BMP) for Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in Santa Barbara County, California. The review and recommendations were prepared by review of applicable scientific literature and environmental documents for VAFB, discussing information needs with natural resource management professionals at VAFB, and observations of base field conditions. This process found that there are 29 federally listed vertebrates (endangered, threatened, or Category 2) that occur or may occur in the vicinity of VAFB. There are also 63 other state listed or regionally declining species that may occur in the vicinity of VAFB. Habitats of VAFB represent a very valuable environmental resource for rare and declining wildlife in California. However, little information is available on VAFB wildlife resources other than lists of species that occur or are expected to occur. Recommendations are presented to initiate a long-term wildlife monitoring program at VAFB to provide information for environmental impact assessment and wise land use planning.

  6. Forces on Elliptic Cylinders in Uniform Air Stream

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Zahm, A F; Smith, R H; Louden, F A

    1929-01-01

    This report presents the results of wind tunnel tests on four elliptic cylinders with various fineness ratios, conducted in the Navy Aerodynamic Laboratory, Washington. The object of the tests was to investigate the characteristics of sections suitable for streamline wire which normally has an elliptic section with a fineness ratio of 4.0; also to learn whether a reduction in fineness ratio would result in improvement; also to determine the pressure distribution on the model of fineness ratio of 4. Four elliptic cylinders with fineness ratios of 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 were made and then tested in the 8 by 8 wind tunnel; first, for cross-wind force, drag, and yawing moment at 30 miles an hour and various angles of yaw; next for drag 0 degree pitch and 0 degree yaw and various wind speeds; then for end effect on the smallest and largest models; and lastly for pressure distribution over the surface of the largest model at 0 degree pitch and 0 degree yaw and various wind speeds. In all tests, the length of the model was transverse to the current. The results are given for standard air density, p = .002378 slug per cubic foot. This account is a slight revised form of report no. 315. A summary of conclusions is given at the end of the text. (author)

  7. Sitewide feasibility study Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

    SciTech Connect

    Last, G.V.; Lanigan, D.C.; Josephson, G.B.; Bagaasen, L.M.

    1995-09-01

    The Sitewide Feasibility Study (FS) is required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) for Eielson Air Force Base (AFB). It is based on findings presented in the Sitewide Remedial Investigation (RI) Report (USAF 1995a), and the Sitewide Baseline Risk Assessment (BLRA) Report (USAF 1995b). Under the FFA, 64 potential source areas were placed in one of six operable units, based on similar contaminant and environmental characteristics, or were included for evaluation under a Source Evaluation Report (SER). The sitewide RI was directed at contamination that was not confined to an operable unit (OU) or SER source area. The objectives of the sitewide RI were to: Provide information about site characteristics to support individual OU RI/FS efforts and the sitewide RI/FS, including site hydrogeology and determination of background soil and groundwater characteristics; identify and characterize contamination that is not confined or attributable to a specific source area through sitewide monitoring of groundwater and surface water; evaluate cumulative risks to human health and the environment from contamination on a sitewide basis; and provide a mechanism for continued cohesive sitewide monitoring.

  8. Astronomical Observations from the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lambert, J. V.; Africano, J. L.; Talent, D. L.; Sydney, P. F.; Soohoo, V.; Nishimoto, D. L.; Kervin, P. W.

    1999-05-01

    The Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS) was established in 1965 as a research and operations center for United States Department of Defense. The primary mission of AMOS has been space surveillance -- the detection, tracking, identification, and monitoring of suborbital missiles and manmade objects in Earth orbit. However, the site has also actively supported a secondary mission in the area of scientific and astronomical research. Each of the facility's five telescopes, with apertures ranging in size from 0.6 to 3.67 meters, has unique capabilities to support astronomical observations. Over the years, the facility has supported the development of adaptive optics and laser guide stars; high resolution imaging of P Cygni; Saturn ring plane crossing observations; Jupiter torus studies; asteroid characterization and follow-up; Comet Shoemaker/Levy-9 impact observations; and multi-decade IR photometry of long period variable stars. Results from these efforts will be presented. With the changing international political environment, the site is becoming more available for astronomical observations. Unique niches AMOS can fill include the short notice (hours to days) scheduling of transient event observations, and long-term (multi-year) synoptic observations.

  9. Vegetation studies on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmalzer, Paul A.; Hickson, Diana E.; Hinkle, C. Ross

    1988-01-01

    Vandenburg Air Force Base, located in coastal central California with an area of 98,400 ac, contains resources of considerable biological significance. Available information on the vegetation and flora of Vandenburg is summarized and new data collected in this project are presented. A bibliography of 621 references dealing with vegetation and related topics related to Vanderburg was compiled from computer and manual literature searches and a review of past studies of the base. A preliminary floristic list of 642 taxa representing 311 genera and 80 families was compiled from past studies and plants identified in the vegetation sampling conducted in this project. Fifty-two special interest plant species are known to occur or were suggested to occur. Vegetation was sampled using permanent plots and transects in all major plant communities including chaparral, Bishop pine forest, tanbark oak forest, annual grassland, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, purple sage scrub, coastal dune scrub, coastal dunes, box elder riparian woodland, will riparian woodland, freshwater marsh, salt marsh, and seasonal wetlands. Comparison of the new vegetation data to the compostie San Diego State University data does not indicate major changes in most communities since the original study. Recommendations are made for additional studies needed to maintain and extend the environmental data base and for management actions to improve resource protection.

  10. Small satellites and the DARPA/Air Force FALCON program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Weeks, David J.; Walker, Steven H.; Sackheim, Robert L.

    2005-07-01

    The FALCON program is a technology demonstration effort with three major components: a Small Launch Vehicle (SLV), a Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV), and a Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle (HCV). Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and executed jointly by the United States Air Force and DARPA with NASA participation, the objectives are to develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable both near-term and far-term capability to execute time-critical, global reach missions. The focus of this paper is on the SLV as it relates to small satellites and the implications of lower cost to orbit for small satellites. The target recurring cost for placing 1000 pounds payloads into a circular reference orbit of 28.5? at 100 nautical miles is $5,000,000 per launch. This includes range costs but not the payload or payload integration costs. In addition to the nominal 1000 pounds to low earth orbit (LEO), FALCON is seeking delivery of a range of orbital payloads from 220 to 2200 pounds to the reference orbit. Once placed on 'alert' status, the SLV must be capable of launch within 24 h.

  11. 75 FR 30689 - Modification of Class C Airspace; Beale Air Force Base, CA

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    2010-06-02

    ...10-AWA-2] RIN 2120-AA66 Modification of Class C Airspace; Beale Air Force Base, CA AGENCY...Beale Air Force Base (AFB), CA, Class C airspace area by allowing the hours of operation...The effective hours of the Beale AFB Class C airspace area will be consistent with...

  12. PERSONAL EXPOSURE TO JP-8 JET FUEL VAPORS AND EXHAUST AT AIR FORCE BASES

    EPA Science Inventory

    JP-8 jet fuel (similar to commercial/international jet A-1 fuel) is the standard military fuel for all types of vehicles, including the U.S. Air Force aircraft inventory. As such, JP-8 presents the most common chemical exposure in the Air Force, particularly for flight and gro...

  13. Air Force Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering School: Environmental Protection Course.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. School of Engineering.

    This document contains information assembled by the Civil Engineering School to meet the initial requirements of NEPA 1969 and Executive Orders which required the Air Force to implement an effective environmental protection program. This course presents the various aspects of Air Force environmental protection problems which military personnel…

  14. The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test: Validity, Fairness, and Bias. Technical Report

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    Hardison, Chaitra M.; Sims, Carra S.; Wong, Eunice C.

    2010-01-01

    The Air Force has long recognized the importance of selecting the most qualified officers possible. For more than 60 years, it has relied on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) as one measure of those qualifications. A variety of concerns have been raised about whether the AFOQT is biased, too expensive, or even valid for predicting…

  15. Bring Me Men and Women. Mandated Change at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stiehm, Judith Hicks

    The planning and problems associated with the 1975 Congressional mandate calling for the integration of women into the U.S. Air Force Academy are described. The book examines how Air Force planners made decisions and whether their decisions were effective. Beliefs that were previously held inviolable--that upper body strength is important, that…

  16. Towards a Unified Local Area Network Architecture for the United States Air Force

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jonathan S. Katz; Lev G. Feldkhun; Fred S. Teeboom

    1985-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of a comnunications system currently being specified by the Air Force's Unified Local Area Network Architecture program (ULANA). The UIANA network, in conjunction with the DoD long haul Defense Data Network (DDN), aims to integrate the Air Force's current mix of heterogeneous computers, communications and operating systems and applications packages into a flexible, survivable, and

  17. Cruising in afterburner: Air force fuel use and emerging energy policy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J. Lucia

    2011-01-01

    Operational and mission efficiency were estimated for Air Force fighters, bombers and transports from fuel use data from 2001 through 2008 as reported in the Air Force Total Cost of Ownership (AFTOC) database. This analysis estimated efficiency in terms of the best performance theoretically possible for each platform based upon the energy available in the fuel expended. Operational efficiency considered

  18. Personal Value Systems and Career Objectives of Men vis-a-vis Women Air Force Officers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartholomew, Charles W.

    Basic objectives of this research were to compare the personal values and career objectives of Air Force women to Air Force men. The research used a personal values questionnaire to establish which values and objectives were most likely to be translated into behavior. Values and objectives of 307 women officers and a control sample of 323 men were…

  19. Educational Program for Scientists and Engineers at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weed, Herman R.; And Others

    The objective of the study was to develop an educational program to update Air Force scientists, engineers, senior technicians and managers of science and engineering (both military and civilian) working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). Needs in continuing education were assessed from data obtained from: the Office of Professional and…

  20. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...true Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation...415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation...gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise...including by exchange of Government-owned land, that:...

  1. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation...415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation...gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise...including by exchange of Government-owned land, that:...

  2. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation...415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation...gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise...including by exchange of Government-owned land, that:...

  3. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...true Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation...415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation...gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise...including by exchange of Government-owned land, that:...

  4. 32 CFR 644.415 - Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...true Army military and Air Force lands-$50,000 limitation...415 Army military and Air Force lands—$50,000 limitation...gift, purchase, exchange of Government-owned land, or otherwise...including by exchange of Government-owned land, that:...

  5. Variables Related to Pre-Service Cannabis Use in a Sample of Air Force Enlistees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mullins, Cecil J.; And Others

    This report is an attempt to add to the existing information about cannabis use, its correlates, and its effects. The sample population consisted of self-admitted abusers of various drugs, identified shortly after entering the Air Force. The subjects (N=4688) were located through the Drug Control Office at Lackland Air Force Base. Variables…

  6. Fuel property effects on air force gas turbine engines--program genesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. A. Jackson

    1982-01-01

    The Air Force has conducted a series of investigations to quantify the effects of certain fuel properties on the operability and durability of its aircraft gas turbine engines. Initially these efforts were conducted on a small number of engines intended to be representative of the majority of gas turbine engines in the Air Force inventory. The testing was conducted exclusively

  7. Electronic/electric technology benefits study. [avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Howison, W. W.; Cronin, M. J.

    1982-01-01

    The benefits and payoffs of advanced electronic/electric technologies were investigated for three types of aircraft. The technologies, evaluated in each of the three airplanes, included advanced flight controls, advanced secondary power, advanced avionic complements, new cockpit displays, and advanced air traffic control techniques. For the advanced flight controls, the near term considered relaxed static stability (RSS) with mechanical backup. The far term considered an advanced fly by wire system for a longitudinally unstable airplane. In the case of the secondary power systems, trades were made in two steps: in the near term, engine bleed was eliminated; in the far term bleed air, air plus hydraulics were eliminated. Using three commercial aircraft, in the 150, 350, and 700 passenger range, the technology value and pay-offs were quantified, with emphasis on the fiscal benefits. Weight reductions deriving from fuel saving and other system improvements were identified and the weight savings were cycled for their impact on TOGW (takeoff gross weight) and upon the performance of the airframes/engines. Maintenance, reliability, and logistic support were the other criteria.

  8. Model for determining modular heat recovery incinerator feasibility on air force installations. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. H. Anderson; P. R. Munnell

    1992-01-01

    This study constructed a model to determine the feasibility of building municipal solid waste (MSW) fired modular heat recovery incinerators (HRIs) on Air Force installations. The model consisted of three gates. Gate one identified current federal regulatory air emission requirements for various HRI pollutants. It also specified two air pollution control configurations with emission reduction efficiencies capable of achieving these

  9. Ozone air quality and radiative forcing consequences of changes in ozone precursor emissions

    E-print Network

    Mauzerall, Denise

    Ozone air quality and radiative forcing consequences of changes in ozone precursor emissions J; published 27 March 2007. [1] Changes in emissions of ozone (O3) precursors affect both air quality. Fiore, V. Naik, L. W. Horowitz, M. D. Schwarzkopf, and D. L. Mauzerall (2007), Ozone air quality

  10. 32 CFR 631.15 - Air Force policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINARY CONTROL BOARDS AND OFF-INSTALLATION...Off-Installation Operations (Military Patrols and Investigative Activities...Force policy. (a) Airmen, military and/or Department of...agreements in areas OCONUS. (b) Military and/or DAFC police...

  11. Air Force sodium sulfur characterization and safety testing

    SciTech Connect

    Kennedy, V.A. [Phillips Lab., Kirtland AFB, NM (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Air Force Phillips Laboratory is currently sponsoring the testing of 40 Sodium-sulfur (NaS) cells. These cells are being tested to demonstrate the survivability of the cells under a variety of abusive conditions, and to provide preliminary life data on NaS cells. Acceptance and life testing are being performed by the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, IN. Abuse testing is being conducted at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. Life tests in both LEO and GEO profiles will be performed on sets of ten cells, arranged in two parallel strings of five cells. In addition, as many as ten cells will be tested in a LEO profile with a 2C pulse discharge imposed on the cycle. Abuse testing on the cells includes vibration and shock, overtemperature, overdischarge, short circuit, and electrolyte fracture testing. Vibration and shock testing will determine whether NaS cells will survive launch conditions, both at ambient and operating temperature. Overtemperature testing will be conducted to determine what effect heater controller failure will have on the cells. Overdischarge testing will demonstrate whether the capacity of the cells is reduced by repeated overdischarging. Short circuit will demonstrate the ability of a cell to survive a dead short. The electrolyte fracture test will evaluate the safety tube design, by breaking the electrolyte, and observing whether the cell breaches or not. The tests were selected to provide the maximum amount of data from a limited number of cells. This paper will provide more detailed descriptions of the testing, and the results of the tests.

  12. Marshall Avionics Testbed System (MAST)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smith, Wayne D.

    1989-01-01

    Work accomplished in the summer of 1989 in association with the NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Program at Marshall Space Flight Center is summarized. The project was aimed at developing detailed specifications for the Marshall Avionics System Testbed (MAST). This activity was to include the definition of the testbed requirements and the development of specifications for a set of standard network nodes for connecting the testbed to a variety of networks. The project was also to include developing a timetable for the design, implementation, programming and testing of the testbed. Specifications of both hardware and software components for the system were to be included.

  13. SR-71B - in Flight - View from Air Force Tanker

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    This look-down view shows NASA 831, an SR-71B flown by Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, as it cruises over the Mojave Desert. The photo was from an Air Force refueling tanker taken on a 1997 mission. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour. For thermal experiments, this can produce heat soak temperatures of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This operating environment makes these aircraft excellent platforms to carry out research and experiments in a variety of areas -- aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, thermal protection materials, high-speed and high-temperature instrumentation, atmospheric studies, and sonic boom characterization. The SR-71 was used in a program to study ways of reducing sonic booms or over pressures that are heard on the ground, much like sharp thunderclaps, when an aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. Data from this Sonic Boom Mitigation Study could eventually lead to aircraft designs that would reduce the 'peak' overpressures of sonic booms and minimize the startling affect they produce on the ground. One of the first major experiments to be flown in the NASA SR-71 program was a laser air data collection system. It used laser light instead of air pressure to produce airspeed and attitude reference data, such as angle of attack and sideslip, which are normally obtained with small tubes and vanes extending into the airstream. One of Dryden's SR-71s was used for the Linear Aerospike Rocket Engine, or LASRE Experiment. Another earlier project consisted of a series of flights using the SR-71 as a science camera platform for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. An upward-looking ultraviolet video camera placed in the SR-71's nosebay studied a variety of celestial objects in wavelengths that are blocked to ground-based astronomers. Earlier in its history, Dryden had a decade of past experience at sustained speeds above Mach 3. Two YF-12A aircraft and an SR-71 designated as a YF-12C were flown at the center between December 1969 and November 1979 in a joint NASA/USAF program to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of high-speed, high-altitude flight. The YF-12As were prototypes of a planned interceptor aircraft based on a design that later evolved into the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft. Dave Lux was the NASA SR-71 project manger for much of the decade of the 1990s, followed by Steve Schmidt. Developed for the USAF as reconnaissance aircraft more than 30 years ago, SR-71s are still the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft. The aircraft can fly at speeds of more than 2,200 miles per hour (Mach 3+, or more than three times the speed of sound) and at altitudes of over 85,000 feet. The Lockheed Skunk Works (now Lockheed Martin) built the original SR-71 aircraft. Each aircraft is 107.4 feet long, has a wingspan of 55.6 feet, and is 18.5 feet high (from the ground to the top of the rudders, when parked). Gross takeoff weight is about 140,000 pounds, including a possible fuel weight of 80,280 pounds. The airframes are built almost entirely of titanium and titanium alloys to withstand heat generated by sustained Mach 3 flight. Aerodynamic control surfaces consist of all-moving vertical tail surfaces, ailerons on the outer wings, and elevators on the trailing edges between the engine exhaust nozzles. The two SR-71s at Dryden have been assigned the following NASA tail numbers: NASA 844 (A model), military serial 61-7980 and NASA 831 (B model), military serial 61-7956. From 1990 through 1994, Dryden also had another 'A' model, NASA 832, military serial 61-7971. This aircraft was returned to the USAF inventory and was the first aircraft reactivated for USAF reconnaissance purposes

  14. 33 CFR 334.595 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. 334.595...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. (a)...

  15. 33 CFR 334.595 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. 334.595...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. (a)...

  16. 33 CFR 334.595 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. 334.595...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. (a)...

  17. 33 CFR 334.595 - Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. 334.595...Atlantic Ocean off Cape Canaveral; 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. (a)...

  18. Supplemental site inspection for Air Force Plant 59, Johnson City, New York, Volume 1: Investigation report

    SciTech Connect

    Nashold, B.; Rosenblatt, D.; Hau, J. [and others

    1995-08-01

    This summary describes a Supplemental Site Inspection (SSI) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) at Air Force Plant 59 (AFP 59) in Johnson City, New York. All required data pertaining to this project were entered by ANL into the Air Force-wide Installation Restoration Program Information System (IRPIMS) computer format and submitted to an appropriate authority. The work was sponsored by the United States Air Force as part of its Installation Restoration Program (IRP). Previous studies had revealed the presence of contaminants at the site and identified several potential contaminant sources. Argonne`s study was conducted to answer questions raised by earlier investigations.

  19. Vandenberg Air Force Base Upper Level Wind Launch Weather Constraints

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shafer, Jaclyn A.; Wheeler, Mark M.

    2012-01-01

    The 30th Operational Support Squadron Weather Flight (30 OSSWF) provides comprehensive weather services to the space program at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. One of their responsibilities is to monitor upper-level winds to ensure safe launch operations of the Minuteman III ballistic missile. The 30 OSSWF tasked the Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) to analyze VAFB sounding data with the goal of determining the probability of violating (PoV) their upper-level thresholds for wind speed and shear constraints specific to this launch vehicle, and to develop a tool that will calculate the PoV of each constraint on the day of launch. In order to calculate the probability of exceeding each constraint, the AMU collected and analyzed historical data from VAFB. The historical sounding data were retrieved from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory archive for the years 1994-2011 and then stratified into four sub-seasons: January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December. The maximum wind speed and 1000-ft shear values for each sounding in each subseason were determined. To accurately calculate the PoV, the AMU determined the theoretical distributions that best fit the maximum wind speed and maximum shear datasets. Ultimately it was discovered that the maximum wind speeds follow a Gaussian distribution while the maximum shear values follow a lognormal distribution. These results were applied when calculating the averages and standard deviations needed for the historical and real-time PoV calculations. In addition to the requirements outlined in the original task plan, the AMU also included forecast sounding data from the Rapid Refresh model. This information provides further insight for the launch weather officers (LWOs) when determining if a wind constraint violation will occur over the next few hours on day of launch. The interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for this project was developed in Microsoft Excel using Visual Basic for Applications. The GUI displays the critical sounding data easily and quickly for the LWOs on day of launch. This tool will replace the existing one used by the 30 OSSWF, assist the LWOs in determining the probability of exceeding specific wind threshold values, and help to improve the overall upper winds forecast for the launch customer.

  20. 32 CFR 884.11 - Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States. 884.11...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE MILITARY PERSONNEL DELIVERY OF PERSONNEL...11 Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States....

  1. 33 CFR 334.635 - Hillsborough Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. 334...Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. (a...permission of the Commander, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, or his/her...

  2. 32 CFR 884.11 - Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States. 884.11...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE MILITARY PERSONNEL DELIVERY OF PERSONNEL...11 Procedures for return of an Air Force member to the United States....

  3. 78 FR 63452 - Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force; Correction to Meetings of...

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    2013-10-24

    ...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force; Correction to Meetings of October 24...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force on October 24, 2013 and October 25, 2013...Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room...

  4. 33 CFR 334.635 - Hillsborough Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. 334...Bay and waters contiguous to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; restricted area. (a...permission of the Commander, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, or his/her...

  5. 33 CFR 334.740 - Weekley Bayou, an arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. 334.740 ...arm of Boggy Bayou, Fla., at Eglin Air Force Base; restricted area. (a) The area...permission of the Commander, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, or his authorized...

  6. 78 FR 63169 - Meetings of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force; Cancellation of October 1...

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    2013-10-23

    ...Structure of the Air Force in Chicopee, Massachusetts...as amended), and the Government in the Sunshine Act of...Structure of the Air Force meetings scheduled for...cancelled due to the government shutdown. FOR FURTHER...Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense...

  7. Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) 2800 W. Lowden St., Fort Worth, Texas 76109 817-257-7461

    E-print Network

    Texas at Arlington, University of

    Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) 2800 W. Lowden St., Fort Worth, Texas 76109 · 817-257-7461 www the opportunity to apply for various Air Force ROTC college scholarships. All students selected for the POC (two Air Force ROTC offers 4, 3.5, 3, 2, and 1 year (in some situations) scholarships. Most scholarships

  8. 78 FR 32241 - U.S. Air Force Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment

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    2013-05-29

    ...Seeks Industry Input for National Security Space Launch Assessment AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Department of the Air Force, DOD. ACTION...Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, seeks industry views and...

  9. Flying knights or Flying scientists? a cognitive history of the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in air-to-air combat, 1950-1980

    E-print Network

    Fino, Steven A. (Steven Andrew)

    2014-01-01

    US Air Force fighter aircraft underwent a remarkable transformation in the period from 1950 to 1980. Whereas the lone fighter pilots of earlier fame relied on the power of their eyesight, the finesse of their piloting ...

  10. An avionics scenario and command model description for Space Generic Open Avionics Architecture (SGOAA)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stovall, John R.; Wray, Richard B.

    1994-01-01

    This paper presents a description of a model for a space vehicle operational scenario and the commands for avionics. This model will be used in developing a dynamic architecture simulation model using the Statemate CASE tool for validation of the Space Generic Open Avionics Architecture (SGOAA). The SGOAA has been proposed as an avionics architecture standard to NASA through its Strategic Avionics Technology Working Group (SATWG) and has been accepted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for conversion into an SAE Avionics Standard. This architecture was developed for the Flight Data Systems Division (FDSD) of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) by the Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company (LESC), Houston, Texas. This SGOAA includes a generic system architecture for the entities in spacecraft avionics, a generic processing external and internal hardware architecture, and a nine class model of interfaces. The SGOAA is both scalable and recursive and can be applied to any hierarchical level of hardware/software processing systems.

  11. SR-71 Tail #844 Landing at Edwards Air Force Base

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    With distinctive heat waves trailing behind its engines, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's SR-71A, tail number 844, lands at the Edwards AFB runway after a 1996 flight. Two SR-71 aircraft have been used by NASA as testbeds for high-speed and high-altitude aeronautical research. The aircraft, an SR-71A and an SR-71B pilot trainer aircraft, have been based here at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. They were transferred to NASA after the U.S. Air Force program was cancelled. As research platforms, the aircraft can cruise at Mach 3 for more than one hour. For thermal experiments, this can produce heat soak temperatures of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This operating environment makes these aircraft excellent platforms to carry out research and experiments in a variety of areas -- aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, thermal protection materials, high-speed and high-temperature instrumentation, atmospheric studies, and sonic boom characterization. The SR-71 was used in a program to study ways of reducing sonic booms or over pressures that are heard on the ground, much like sharp thunderclaps, when an aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. Data from this Sonic Boom Mitigation Study could eventually lead to aircraft designs that would reduce the 'peak' overpressures of sonic booms and minimize the startling affect they produce on the ground. One of the first major experiments to be flown in the NASA SR-71 program was a laser air data collection system. It used laser light instead of air pressure to produce airspeed and attitude reference data, such as angle of attack and sideslip, which are normally obtained with small tubes and vanes extending into the airstream. One of Dryden's SR-71s was used for the Linear Aerospike Rocket Engine, or LASRE Experiment. Another earlier project consisted of a series of flights using the SR-71 as a science camera platform for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. An upward-looking ultraviolet video camera placed in the SR-71's nosebay studied a variety of celestial objects in wavelengths that are blocked to ground-based astronomers. Earlier in its history, Dryden had a decade of past experience at sustained speeds above Mach 3. Two YF-12A aircraft and an SR-71 designated as a YF-12C were flown at the center between December 1969 and November 1979 in a joint NASA/USAF program to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of high-speed, high-altitude flight. The YF-12As were prototypes of a planned interceptor aircraft based on a design that later evolved into the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft. Dave Lux was the NASA SR-71 project manger for much of the decade of the 1990s, followed by Steve Schmidt. Developed for the USAF as reconnaissance aircraft more than 30 years ago, SR-71s are still the world's fastest and highest-flying production aircraft. The aircraft can fly at speeds of more than 2,200 miles per hour (Mach 3+, or more than three times the speed of sound) and at altitudes of over 85,000 feet. The Lockheed Skunk Works (now Lockheed Martin) built the original SR-71 aircraft. Each aircraft is 107.4 feet long, has a wingspan of 55.6 feet, and is 18.5 feet high (from the ground to the top of the rudders, when parked). Gross takeoff weight is about 140,000 pounds, including a possible fuel weight of 80,280 pounds. The airframes are built almost entirely of titanium and titanium alloys to withstand heat generated by sustained Mach 3 flight. Aerodynamic control surfaces consist of all-moving vertical tail surfaces, ailerons on the outer wings, and elevators on the trailing edges between the engine exhaust nozzles. The two SR-71s at Dryden have been assigned the following NASA tail numbers: NASA 844 (A model), military serial 61-7980 and NASA 831 (B model), military serial 61-7956. From 1990 through 1994, Dryden also had another 'A' model, NASA 832, military serial 61-7971. This aircraft was returned to the USAF inventory and was the first aircraft reactivated for USAF reconnaissance purposes in 1995. It has since returned to Dryden along

  12. Recovery of the Space Shuttle Columbia Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hames, Kevin L.

    2003-01-01

    Lessons Learned: a) Avionics data can playa critical role in the investigation of a "close call" or accident. b) Avionics designers should think about the role their systems might play in an investigation. c) Know your data, down to the bit level. d) Know your spacecraft - follow the data. e) Internal placement of circuit cards can affect their survivability. f) Think about how to reconstruct nonvolatile memory (e.g. serialize IC's, etc.) g) Use of external assets can aid in extracting data from avionics.

  13. 77 FR 64493 - Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Acceptance of Group Application Under Public Law 95-202...

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    2012-10-22

    ...DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Acceptance of Group Application Under Public...DODD) 1000.20 AGENCY: The United States Air Force, DOD. ACTION:...

  14. 33 CFR 334.540 - Banana River at the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Canaveral Air Force Station. Information...Commander, 45th Space Wing,...

  15. 33 CFR 334.540 - Banana River at the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Canaveral Air Force Station. Information...Commander, 45th Space Wing,...

  16. 33 CFR 334.540 - Banana River at the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Canaveral Air Force Station. Information...Commander, 45th Space Wing,...

  17. 33 CFR 334.540 - Banana River at the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted...Canaveral Air Force Station. Information...Commander, 45th Space Wing,...

  18. United States Air Force fighter jet maintenance Models : effectiveness of index policies

    E-print Network

    Kessler, John M. (John Michael)

    2013-01-01

    As some of the most technically complex systems in the world, United States fighter aircraft require a complex logistics system to sustain their reliable operation and ensure that the day-to-day Air Force missions can be ...

  19. (Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    This report presents information concerning field procedures employed during the monitoring, well construction, well purging, sampling, and well logging at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Activities were conducted in an effort to evaluate ground water contamination.

  20. 76 FR 57026 - Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2011-09-15

    ...studies and the FY12 Board schedule; the Air Force's high dependence on space for navigation, timing, communications, weather, and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance; increased space asset vulnerability; latest updates on the ongoing...

  1. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Clean Lubrication Oil Storage Tank & Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  2. Temporal Geophysical Investigations of the FT-2-Plume at the Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Michigan

    EPA Science Inventory

    The decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base former Fire Training Cell (FT-02) facility has been the focus of several geophysical investigations. After several decades of fire training exercises, significant amounts of hydrocarbons and some solvents seeped into the subsurface cont...

  3. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Microwave Equipment Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  4. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Techinical Equipment Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  5. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Emergency Generator Enclosure, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  6. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Supply Warehouse, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  7. HAER NE9B (sheet 1 of 2) Offutt Air Force ...

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    HAER NE-9-B (sheet 1 of 2) - Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Looking Glass Aircraft, On Operational Apron covering northeast half of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  8. HAER NE9B (sheet 2 of 2) Offutt Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    HAER NE-9-B (sheet 2 of 2) - Offutt Air Force Base, Looking Glass Airborne Command Post, Looking Glass Aircraft, On Operational Apron covering northeast half of Project Looking Glass Historic District, Bellevue, Sarpy County, NE

  9. An analysis of retention issues of scientists, engineers, and program managers in the US Air Force

    E-print Network

    Beck, Derek William, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    The United States Air Force is having a difficult time retaining their technical officers, who are critical to the success of their research, development, and acquisitions of major military and defense systems. A statistical ...

  10. NATURAL ATTENUATION OF FUEL HYDROCARBONS AT MULTIPLE AIR FORCE BASE DEMONSTRATION SITES: SYMPOSIUM/ CONFERENCE

    EPA Science Inventory

    NRMRL-ADA-01241 Kampbell*, D.H., Hanson, Jerry E., Henry, BM, and Hicks, John R. "Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons at Multiple Air Force Base Demonstration Sites." In: AEHS Contaminated Soil ...

  11. VOC EMISSION REDUCTION STUDY AT THE HILL AIR FORCE BASE BUILDING 515 PAINTING FACILITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes the development of safe and cost effective strategies for controlling volatile organic compound (voc) emissions from Air Force painting facilities. A series of sampling and analysis tests were conducted to measure hazardous constituent compound concentrations...

  12. Making Program Assessment Work: A Profile of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Millis, Barbara J.; Lowe, James K.; Aretz, Anthony J.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the three levels of course and program assessment present at the U.S. Air Force Academy, including assessment at the course, departmental, and institutional levels. Points out common elements useful to all assessment efforts. (EV)

  13. Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle Site S8, Launch ...

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    Dyess Air Force Base, Atlas F Missle Site S-8, Launch Control Center (LCC), Approximately 3 miles east of Winters, 500 feet southwest of Highway 17700, northwest of Launch Facility, Winters, Runnels County, TX

  14. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Electric Substation, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  15. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Civil Engineering Storage Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  16. 75 FR 36643 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2010-06-28

    ...and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include the status of the Air Force Academy Athletic Association Non-Profit initiative, a review of the Airmanship program, and consideration of the surveys cadets must...

  17. 77 FR 3750 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2012-01-25

    ...Religious Training and Respect; the Superintendent and Command Chief Update; Diversity in the Athletic Department; the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation Transition Plan Update; Character Update; Focus Group (Gold Bar Lieutenants on...

  18. 77 FR 36492 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

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    2012-06-19

    ...surveillance, and reconnaissance in contested environments; ensuring cyber situational awareness for commanders; and extended uses of Air Force Space Command space-based sensors. The draft FY13 SAB study topic Terms of Reference and...

  19. 77 FR 35365 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-13

    ...surveillance, and reconnaissance in contested environments; ensuring cyber situational awareness for commanders; and extended uses of Air Force Space Command space-based sensors. The draft FY13 SAB study topic Terms of Reference and...

  20. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray Warning ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Satellite Communications Terminal, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  1. Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry PhasedArray ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    - Beale Air Force Base, Perimeter Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased-Array Warning System, Techinical Equipment Building, End of Spencer Paul Road, north of Warren Shingle Road (14th Street), Marysville, Yuba County, CA

  2. QUALITY MANAGEMENT DURING SELECTION OF TECHNOLOGIES; EXAMPLE SITE MARCH AIR FORCE BASE, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper describes the remedial approach, organizational structure and key elements facilitating effective and efficient remediation of contaminated sites at March Air Force Base (AFB), California. The U.S. implementation and quality assurance approach to site remediation for a...

  3. QUALITY MANAGEMENT DURING SELECTION OF TECHNOLOGIES EXAMPLE SITE MARCH AIR FORCE BASE, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper describes the remedial approach, organizational structure and key elements facilitating effective and efficient remediation of contaminated sites at March Air Force Base (AFB), California. The U.S. implementation and quality assurance approach to site remediation for ...

  4. 7. INTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING LASER LABORATORY. WrightPatterson Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    7. INTERIOR VIEW, SHOWING LASER LABORATORY. - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 71A, Propulsion Research Laboratory, Seventh Street between D & G Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  5. 78 FR 18326 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-26

    ...quarterly meeting is to review the status of the FY13 SAB studies directed by the Secretary of the Air Force: countering electro-optical and infrared targeting system threats to our aircraft, disaggregation of satellite mission applications, and...

  6. TEMPORAL GEOPHYSICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE FT-2-PLUME AT THE WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE, OSCODA, MICHIGAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    The decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base former Fire Training Cell (FT-02) facility has been the focus of several geophysical investigations. After several decades of fire training exercises, significant amounts of hydrocarbons and some solvents seeped into the Subsurface cont...

  7. Noxious Weed Monitoring at the US Air Force Academy-Year 2 Results

    E-print Network

    Noxious Weed Monitoring at the US Air Force Academy- Year 2 Results June 26, 2007 Prepared For: U....................................................................................................................... 11 TABLE OF TABLES Table 1. Noxious weed management objectives for species targeted in this study

  8. Microsatellite based, on-orbit servicing work at the Air Force Research Laboratory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard W. Madison; Kirtland AFB

    2000-01-01

    On-orbit servicing can dramatically reduce the life cycle cost, and increase the utility, of expensive space assets. However, previous servicing attempts have generally been too large, complex, and expensive to be effective. Newer, streamlined approaches, such as the Air Force's Modular On-orbit Servicing (MOS) concept, might make on-orbit servicing feasible. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing many of

  9. Thermal burn associated with intraoperative convective forced-air warming blanket (bair paws™ flex gown system).

    PubMed

    Hansen, Elizabeth K; Apostolidou, Ioanna; Layton, Heather; Prielipp, Richard

    2014-10-01

    A 44-year-old man undergoing ambulatory surgery sustained a 5% total body surface first-degree burn on his lower and lateral torso and upper thigh during routine use of a new forced-air warming Bair Paws™ flex gown system. We describe the likely mechanism of injury, intraoperative events suggesting special variation in the warming process, and a brief review of adverse events associated with forced-air warming systems. PMID:25611618

  10. Ponderomotive force induced nonlinear interaction between terahertz wave and air plasmas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yuan, Chengxun; Wang, Ying; Gao, Ruilin; Yin, Shizhuo

    2014-09-01

    In this paper, ponderomotive force induced nonlinear interaction between terahertz wave and air plasmas is presented. It is found out that the dimension of THz wave can be altered by the ponderomotive force induced nonlinear interaction between terahertz wave and air plasmas. The amount of change also depends on the plasma frequency. The higher the frequency, the bigger the amount of change will be. This unique nonlinear interaction can be very useful for controlling, adjusting, and modulating Terahertz wave.

  11. Future Directions of Supersonic Combustion Research: Air Force\\/NASA Workshop on Supersonic Combustion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julian M. Tishkoff; Philip Drummond C; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Air Force Wright Laboratory Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate, and the NASA Langley Research Center held a joint supersonic combustion workshop on 14-16 May 1996. The intent of this meeting was to: (1) examine the current state-of-the-art in hydrocarbon and\\/or hydrogen fueled scramjet research; (2) define the future direction and needs of

  12. Non-functional Avionics Requirements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Paulitsch, Michael; Ruess, Harald; Sorea, Maria

    Embedded systems in aerospace become more and more integrated in order to reduce weight, volume/size, and power of hardware for more fuel-effi ciency. Such integration tendencies change architectural approaches of system ar chi tec tures, which subsequently change non-functional requirements for plat forms. This paper provides some insight into state-of-the-practice of non-func tional requirements for developing ultra-critical embedded systems in the aero space industry, including recent changes and trends. In particular, formal requi re ment capture and formal analysis of non-functional requirements of avionic systems - including hard-real time, fault-tolerance, reliability, and per for mance - are exemplified by means of recent developments in SAL and HiLiTE.

  13. Integrated CNI avionics maximizes reliability

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Camana, P. C.; Cambell, M. E.

    An integrated architecture is presented for communications, navigation, and cooperative identification (CNI) functions in the avionics of fighter aircraft. Attention is given to the development of fault tolerant, gracefully degrading systems, where inputs may be rerouted if failure occurs in any prime circuit. A block diagram is provided for the recommended architecture. Major partitioning is noted in the L-band transit/receive and HF/VHF/UHF-band transmit/receive sections, involving provision of alternative paths for up- and down-link circuits. Functional applications of the proposed circuitry in various geographic regions and hostile environments are discussed, particularly the substitution of function reliability for component/module reliability, producing a continuum of availability. Numerical modeling to define the capability of a system to meet a given mission is demonstrated.

  14. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

    E-print Network

    program in order to reduce Federal employee's contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution transportation and provide incentives to members/employee. Applicant Information: Application must be filled out or on paycheck: Last Name: ______________________ First Name: ____________________ MI: ______ SSN (Last Four

  15. 7 CFR 305.27 - Forced hot air treatment schedules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...mangoes must be probed at the seed's surface. Sensors must be inserted into the...least once every 2 minutes until the treatment is concluded. (4) Air heated...once the temperature at the seed's surface reaches 118 °F. (d)...

  16. Avionics and controls research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rediess, H. A. (editor); Mciver, D. E. (editor)

    1979-01-01

    The workshop provided a forum for industry and universities to discuss the state-of-the-art, identify the technology needs and opportunities, and describe the role of NASA in avionics and controls research.

  17. A status of the United States Air Force's More Electric Aircraft initiative

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James S. Cloyd; Wright-Patterson AFB

    1997-01-01

    Since the early 1990s, the United States Air Force has been successfully pursuing advancement in aircraft electrical power system technologies as a means of collectively establishing the capability to dramatically reduce or eliminate centralized hydraulics aboard aircraft and replace it with electrical power as the motive force for all aircraft functions. This overall approach (called the More Electric Aircraft, MEA)

  18. Salt nuclei in marine air as a function of altitude and wind force

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. H. Woodcock

    1953-01-01

    Large differences are shown to occur in the numbers and sizes of sea-salt particles in marine air over the sea as the altitude, position, and the time of sampling are varied. Increases in the amount of air-borne salt near cloud base are related to increases in wind force at the sea surface. The greatest proportionate increase in particle number occurs

  19. GENERAL (Ret) RONALD E. KEYS General Ron Keys retired from the Air Force in November

    E-print Network

    Ginzel, Matthew

    completing a career of over forty years. His last assignment was as Commander, Air Combat Command, the Air on advanced technologies, marketing, strategic planning, and policy development issues. (www Force's largest major command, consisting of more than 1,200 aircraft, 27 wings, 17 bases and 200

  20. Preserving Avionics Software Investment Through Interface Abstraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. C. Rawa; J. A. Luke

    2006-01-01

    Modernization of fielded avionics software has proven to be a difficult task. As the software evolves through its life-cycle, it invariably becomes larger and more complex and represents an increasing investment in the total avionics system cost. To reduce cost during life-cycle evolution, great emphasis is placed on capturing software investment when re-hosting code on new state-of-the-art target systems. To

  1. Elastic properties of a magnetic fluid with an air cavity retained by levitation forces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Polunin, V. M.; Boev, M. L.; Tan, Myo Min; Karpova, G. V.; Roslyakova, L. I.

    2013-01-01

    The paper describes the process of an air cavity rising in a magnetic fluid filling a tube with a bottom, transport, and retention of the cavity by magnetic levitation forces. The elastic and dissipative properties of a vibratory system with an inertial element that is a column of a magnetic fluid over an air cavity are considered. The possibility of using a transported air cavity as a movable reflector for a sound wave is evaluated.

  2. An electronic flight bag for NextGen avionics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zelazo, D. Eyton

    2012-06-01

    The introduction of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will impose new requirements for cockpit avionics. A similar program is also taking place in Europe by the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) called the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) initiative. NextGen will require aircraft to utilize Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in/out technology, requiring substantial changes to existing cockpit display systems. There are two ways that aircraft operators can upgrade their aircraft in order to utilize ADS-B technology. The first is to replace existing primary flight displays with new displays that are ADS-B compatible. The second, less costly approach is to install an advanced Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system. The installation of Class 3 EFBs in the cockpit will allow aircraft operators to utilize ADS-B technology in a lesser amount of time with a decreased cost of implementation and will provide additional benefits to the operator. This paper describes a Class 3 EFB, the NexisTM Flight-Intelligence System, which has been designed to allow users a direct interface with NextGen avionics sensors while additionally providing the pilot with all the necessary information to meet NextGen requirements.

  3. Programs at Wright-patterson Air Force Base

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dayton, Ron

    1991-01-01

    The Lubrication Branch has two active programs that are developing gas turbine engine mainshaft air/oil seals. Both of these programs, one of which is with General Electric Aircraft Engines and the other with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, are addressing counter-rotating intershaft applications which involve very high rubbing velocities. The objectives and requirements of these efforts are briefly addressed.

  4. Occupational Analysis of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Nurses. Final Report for Period January 1974-July 1975.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bergmann, Joseph A.; Smith, Michael C.

    An occupational survey comparing active duty and Reserve Forces nurses was conducted to support a Nursing Resources Study Group gathering information on current and future nurse requirements. Job inventory booklets were sent to chief nurses at Reserve and Air National Guard locations which were administered during unit training meetings. Returned…

  5. Custom avionics-grade AM LCDs for high performance military and avionics applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Niemczyk, James

    2003-09-01

    American Panel Corporation in Alpharetta Georgia and LG-Philips-LCD in Seoul South Korea have a strategic alliance for the design and manufacture of custom AMLCD products targeted for the military vehicle and avionics sector. As part of this relationship, new innovations in AMLCD technology specifically aimed at the rugged and avionics applications have been developed and are now brought to the marketplace

  6. United States Air Force 611th Air Support Group/Civil Engineering Squadron Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Remedial investigation and feasibility study. Bullen Point Radar Installation, Alaska. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Karmi, S.

    1996-03-18

    The United States Air Force (Air Force) has prepared this Remedial investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) report as part of the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to present results of RI/FS activities at five sites at the Bullen Point radar installation. The IRP provides for investigating, quantifying, and remediating environmental contamination from past waste management activities at Air Force installations throughout the United States.

  7. United States Air Force in Europe: An analysis within the post-cold war security environment. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Moeller, M.K.

    1992-12-01

    A United States Air Force presence in Europe promotes stability in the region and displays an ongoing US commitment towards a peaceful and prosperous Europe. These forces also enable the US to have an important voice in European security matters that directly affect the United States. In addition, a United States Air Force presence in Europe provides flexible and mobile combat forces which are essential in sustaining American and allied security interests within the new international order. While the US Air Force in Europe is being reduced in size, it is adjusting and reorganizing to more effectively and efficiently perform its still critical roles within the region. According to current plans, there will be approximately three forward deployed active duty fighter wings stationed in Europe. US nuclear guarantees for Europe will be supported by US Air Force multi-role fighter/attack aircraft. To maintain effective strategic agility capabilities within the region, it will be essential that the United States continue to stay actively involved within the European political and military environment....US Air Force, US Air Force in Europe, US Military Strategy, US Air Force Strategy, US Air Force Nuclear, Nuclear, Strategic Culture, Strategic Agility, US Air Force Reorganization, Arms Control.

  8. Electronic warfare: Reliable equipment needed to test Air Force's electronic warfare systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1989-08-01

    The Air Force equips its tactical aircraft with electronic warfare systems such as the ALR-56A radar warning receiver and the ALQ-135 jammer. The receiver alerts the pilot that the airplane is being tracked by enemy radar and the jammer transmits electronic signals to deceive enemy radars. The combat readiness of tactical aircraft and the capability to sustain combat operations has been impaired because of faulty and unreliable test equipment used to identify malfunctions in electronic warfare systems. The Air Force has not adhered to policies requiring that test equipment be developed and deployed simultaneously with electronic warfare systems. To deploy the warfare systems as quickly as possible, the Air Force has not taken steps to assure that the electronic warfare system can be adequately maintained in an operational environment. The Air Force's strategy may result in additional cost and will continue to place combat readiness at risk. In addition, the Air Force cannot perform its maintenance functions without relying extensively on civilian contractor technical assistance, which might not be available during combat operations.

  9. Probing the Interaction between Air Bubble and Sphalerite Mineral Surface Using Atomic Force Microscope.

    PubMed

    Xie, Lei; Shi, Chen; Wang, Jingyi; Huang, Jun; Lu, Qiuyi; Liu, Qingxia; Zeng, Hongbo

    2015-03-01

    The interaction between air bubbles and solid surfaces plays important roles in many engineering processes, such as mineral froth flotation. In this work, an atomic force microscope (AFM) bubble probe technique was employed, for the first time, to directly measure the interaction forces between an air bubble and sphalerite mineral surfaces of different hydrophobicity (i.e., sphalerite before/after conditioning treatment) under various hydrodynamic conditions. The direct force measurements demonstrate the critical role of the hydrodynamic force and surface forces in bubble-mineral interaction and attachment, which agree well with the theoretical calculations based on Reynolds lubrication theory and augmented Young-Laplace equation by including the effect of disjoining pressure. The hydrophobic disjoining pressure was found to be stronger for the bubble-water-conditioned sphalerite interaction with a larger hydrophobic decay length, which enables the bubble attachment on conditioned sphalerite at relatively higher bubble approaching velocities than that of unconditioned sphalerite. Increasing the salt concentration (i.e., NaCl, CaCl2) leads to weakened electrical double layer force and thereby facilitates the bubble-mineral attachment, which follows the classical Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek (DLVO) theory by including the effects of hydrophobic interaction. The results provide insights into the basic understanding of the interaction mechanism between bubbles and minerals at nanoscale in froth flotation processes, and the methodology on probing the interaction forces of air bubble and sphalerite surfaces in this work can be extended to many other mineral and particle systems. PMID:25675101

  10. Health status of air force veterans occupationally exposed to herbicides in Vietnam: I. Physical health

    SciTech Connect

    Wolfe, W.H.; Michalek, J.E.; Miner, J.C. (School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, TX (USA)); Rahe, A. (QuesTech Inc., San Antonio, TX (USA)); Silva, J. (Univ. of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (USA)); Thomas, W.F.; Lustik, M.B.; Grubbs, W.D.; Roegner, R.H. (Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (USA)); Karrison, T.G. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (USA)); Williams, D.E. (Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA (USA))

    1990-10-10

    The Air Force Health Study is a 20-year comprehensive assessment of the health of Air Force veterans of Operation Ranch Hand, the unit responsible for aerial spraying of herbicides in Vietnam. The study compares the health and noncombat mortality of Ranch Hand veterans with a comparison group of Air Force veterans primarily involved with cargo missions in Southeast Asia but who were not exposed to herbicides. This report summarizes the health of these veterans as determined at the third in a series of physical examinations. Nine hundred ninety-five Ranch Hands and 1,299 comparison subjects attended the second follow-up examination in 1987. The two groups were similar in reported health problems, diagnosed skin conditions, and hepatic, cardiovascular, and immune profiles. Ranch Hands have experienced significantly more basal cell carcinomas than comparison subjects. The two groups were not different with respect to melanoma and systemic cancer.

  11. Health status of Air Force veterans occupationally exposed to herbicides in Vietnam: II. Mortality

    SciTech Connect

    Michalek, J.E.; Wolfe, W.H.; Miner, J.C. (School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, TX (USA))

    1990-10-10

    The Air Force Health Study is a 20-year comprehensive assessment of the current health of Air Force veterans of Operation Ranch Hand, the unit responsible for aerial spraying of herbicides in Vietnam. This report compares the noncombat mortality of 1261 Ranch Hand veterans to that of a comparison population of 19,101 other Air Force veterans primarily involved in cargo missions in Southeast Asia but who were not exposed to herbicides. The indirectly standardized all-cause death rate among Ranch Hands is 2.5 deaths per 1,000 person-years, the same as that among comparison subjects. After adjustment for age, rank, and occupation, the all-cause standardized mortality ratio was 1.0. In adjusted cause-specific analyses, the authors found no significant group differences regarding accidental, malignant neoplasm, and circulatory deaths. These data are not supportive to a hypothesis of increases mortality among Ranch Hands.

  12. Using PHM to measure equipment usable life on the Air Force's next generation reusable space booster

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blasdel, A.

    The U.S. Air Force procures many launch vehicles and launch vehicle services to place their satellites at their desired location in space. The equipment on-board these satellite and launch vehicle often suffer from premature failures that result in the total loss of the satellite or a shortened mission life sometimes requiring the purchase of a replacement satellite and launch vehicle. The Air Force uses its EELV to launch its high priority satellites. Due to a rise in the cost of purchasing a launch using the Air Force's EELV from 72M in 1997 to as high as 475M per launch today, the Air Force is working to replace the EELV with a reusable space booster (RSB). The RSB will be similar in design and operations to the recently cancelled NASA reusable space booster known as the Space Shuttle. If the Air Force uses the same process that procures the EELV and other launch vehicles and satellites, the RSB will also suffer from premature equipment failures thus putting the payloads at a similar high risk of mission failure. The RSB is expected to lower each launch cost by 50% compared to the EELV. The development of the RSB offers the Air Force an opportunity to use a new reliability paradigm that includes a prognostic and health management program and a condition-based maintenance program. These both require using intelligent, decision making self-prognostic equipment The prognostic and health management program and its condition-based maintenance program allows increases in RSB equipment usable life, lower logistics and maintenance costs, while increasing safety and mission assurance. The PHM removes many decisions from personnel that, in the past resulted in catastrophic failures and loss of life. Adding intelligent, decision-making self-prognostic equipment to the RSB will further decrease launch costs while decreasing risk and increasing safety and mission assurance.

  13. Alternate concepts study extension. Volume 2: Part 4: Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1971-01-01

    A recommended baseline system is presented along with alternate avionics systems, Mark 2 avionics, booster avionics, and a cost summary. Analyses and discussions are included on the Mark 1 orbiter avionics subsystems, electrical ground support equipment, and the computer programs. Results indicate a need to define all subsystems of the baseline system, an installation study to determine the impact on the crew station, and a study on access for maintenance.

  14. Data on wells in the Edwards Air Force Base area, California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Dutcher, L.C.; Bader, J.S.; Hiltgen, W.J.

    1962-01-01

    The data presented In this report were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey as a phase of the investigation of ground-water geology and hydrology of the Edwards Air Force Base area. The study was made in cooperation with the Department of the Air Force but also was coincident with the U.S. Geological Survey investigation of water wells and general hydrologic conditions throughout much of the desert region of southern California. The overall study of general hydrologic conditions in the desert is part of a cooperative program with the California Department of Water Resources.

  15. Flood-prone areas and waterways, Edwards Air Force Base, California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Meyer, Robert W.; Bowers, James C.

    2002-01-01

    Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) is in the Mojave Desert region of southern California. Although the climate in the study area is arid, occasional intense storms result in flooding on the base, damaging roads and buildings. To plan for anticipated development at EAFB, the U.S. Department of the Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began a cooperative study to locate flood-prone areas on the base. This report describes flood hazards and shows flood-prone areas of the base.

  16. [The main ways of improvement of medical support of the Air Forces in modern conditions].

    PubMed

    Blaginin, A A; Grebeniuk, A N; Lizogub, I N

    2014-02-01

    Blaginin A.A., Grebenyuk A.N., Lizogub LN. - The main ways of improvement of medical support of the Air Forces in modern conditions. Aircrew conducting active hostilities suffers from the whole spectrum of factors and conditions of the combat situation. The main task for the medical service of the Air Force is to carry out preventive and curative action for aviation specialists who are responsible for the combat capability of aircraft formations. The medical service of the Air Force must have forces and facilities for planning, organization and implementation of the treatment of lightly wounded and sick aviation professionals with short periods of recovery, medical rehabilitation of aircrew qfter suffering injuries, diseases, sanatorium therapy of aircrew with partial failure of health, outpatient and inpatient medical examination aircrew - flight commissions, preventive rest of aviation specialists with symptoms of chronic fatigue. Should be trained aviation physicians, including both basic military medical education and in-depth study of the medical aspects of various fields of personnel of the Air Force. PMID:25046924

  17. Reconfigurable fault tolerant avionics system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ibrahim, M. M.; Asami, K.; Cho, Mengu

    This paper presents the design of a reconfigurable avionics system based on modern Static Random Access Memory (SRAM)-based Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) to be used in future generations of nano satellites. A major concern in satellite systems and especially nano satellites is to build robust systems with low-power consumption profiles. The system is designed to be flexible by providing the capability of reconfiguring itself based on its orbital position. As Single Event Upsets (SEU) do not have the same severity and intensity in all orbital locations, having the maximum at the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) and the polar cusps, the system does not have to be fully protected all the time in its orbit. An acceptable level of protection against high-energy cosmic rays and charged particles roaming in space is provided within the majority of the orbit through software fault tolerance. Check pointing and roll back, besides control flow assertions, is used for that level of protection. In the minority part of the orbit where severe SEUs are expected to exist, a reconfiguration for the system FPGA is initiated where the processor systems are triplicated and protection through Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) with feedback is provided. This technique of reconfiguring the system as per the level of the threat expected from SEU-induced faults helps in reducing the average dynamic power consumption of the system to one-third of its maximum. This technique can be viewed as a smart protection through system reconfiguration. The system is built on the commercial version of the (XC5VLX50) Xilinx Virtex5 FPGA on bulk silicon with 324 IO. Simulations of orbit SEU rates were carried out using the SPENVIS web-based software package.

  18. Systems Engineering and Reusable Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Conrad, James M.; Murphy, Gloria

    2010-01-01

    One concept for future space flights is to construct building blocks for a wide variety of avionics systems. Once a unit has served its original purpose, it can be removed from the original vehicle and reused in a similar or dissimilar function, depending on the function blocks the unit contains. For example: Once a lunar lander has reached the moon's surface, an engine controller for the Lunar Decent Module would be removed and used for a lunar rover motor control unit or for a Environmental Control Unit for a Lunar Habitat. This senior design project included the investigation of a wide range of functions of space vehicles and possible uses. Specifically, this includes: (1) Determining and specifying the basic functioning blocks of space vehicles. (2) Building and demonstrating a concept model. (3) Showing high reliability is maintained. The specific implementation of this senior design project included a large project team made up of Systems, Electrical, Computer, and Mechanical Engineers/Technologists. The efforts were made up of several sub-groups that each worked on a part of the entire project. The large size and complexity made this project one of the more difficult to manage and advise. Typical projects only have 3-4 students, but this project had 10 students from five different disciplines. This paper describes the difference of this large project compared to typical projects, and the challenges encountered. It also describes how the systems engineering approach was successfully implemented so that the students were able to meet nearly all of the project requirements.

  19. Counterflow flames of air and methane, propane and ethylene, with and without periodic forcing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Luff; E. Korusoy; P. Lindstedt; J. H. Whitelaw

    2003-01-01

    The extinction of forced and unforced turbulent premixed counterflow flames has been quantified with lean mixtures of air and each of methane, propane and ethylene. Symmetric flames were produced with two streams of equal equivalence ratios between 0.6 and 1.0, and nozzle separations from 0.2 to 2.5  D, while acoustic drivers were used to force the flow at discrete frequencies.

  20. HAER OHIO,29DAYT.V,1M (sheet 1 of 1) WrightPatterson Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    HAER OHIO,29-DAYT.V,1M- (sheet 1 of 1) - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Building 6, Signal Corps Special Forces Hangar, On flightline at Southeast corner of Eleventh & C Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  1. Human Exploration and Avionic Technology Challenges

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Benjamin, Andrew L.

    2005-01-01

    For this workshop, I will identify critical avionic gaps, enabling technologies, high-pay off investment opportunities, promising capabilities, and space applications for human lunar and Mars exploration. Key technology disciplines encompass fault tolerance, miniaturized instrumentation sensors, MEMS-based guidance, navigation, and controls, surface communication networks, and rendezvous and docking. Furthermore, I will share bottom-up strategic planning relevant to manned mission -driven needs. Blending research expertise, facilities, and personnel with internal NASA is vital to stimulating collaborative technology solutions that achieve NASA grand vision. Retaining JSC expertise in unique and critical areas is paramount to our long-term success. Civil servants will maintain key roles in setting technology agenda, ensuring quality results, and integrating technologies into avionic systems and manned missions. Finally, I will present to NASA, academia, and the aerospace community some on -going and future advanced avionic technology programs and activities that are relevant to our mission goals and objectives.

  2. HH-65A Dolphin digital integrated avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huntoon, R. B.

    1984-01-01

    Communication, navigation, flight control, and search sensor management are avionics functions which constitute every Search and Rescue (SAR) operation. Routine cockpit duties monopolize crew attention during SAR operations and thus impair crew effectiveness. The United States Coast Guard challenged industry to build an avionics system that automates routine tasks and frees the crew to focus on the mission tasks. The HH-64A SAR avionics systems of communication, navigation, search sensors, and flight control have existed independently. On the SRR helicopter, the flight management system (FMS) was introduced. H coordinates or integrates these functions. The pilot interacts with the FMS rather than the individual subsystems, using simple, straightforward procedures to address distinct mission tasks and the flight management system, in turn, orchestrates integrated system response.

  3. Spacecraft contamination programs within the Air Force Systems Command Laboratories

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Murad, Edmond

    1990-01-01

    Spacecraft contamination programs exist in five independent AFSC organizations: Geophysics Laboratory (GL), Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC), Rome Air Development Center (RADC/OSCE), Wright Research and Development Center (MLBT), Armament Laboratory (ATL/SAI), and Space Systems Division (SSD/OL-AW). In addition, a sizable program exists at Aerospace Corp. These programs are complementary, each effort addressing a specific area of expertise: GL's effort is aimed at addressing the effects of on-orbit contamination; AEDC's effort is aimed at ground simulation and measurement of optical contamination; RADC's effort addresses the accumulation, measurement, and removal of contamination on large optics; MLBT's effort is aimed at understanding the effect of contamination on materials; ATL's effort is aimed at understanding the effect of plume contamination on systems; SSD's effort is confined to the integration of some contamination experiments sponsored by SSD/CLT; and Aerospace Corp.'s effort is aimed at supporting the needs of the using System Program Offices (SPO) in specific areas, such as contamination during ground handling, ascent phase, laboratory measurements aimed at understanding on-orbit contamination, and mass loss and mass gain in on-orbit operations. These programs are described in some detail, with emphasis on GL's program.

  4. ACTING DEPUTYASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (ENERGY, ENVIORNMENT, SAFETY,

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    unknown authors

    Attached is the 000 Vapor Intrusion Handbook. This Handbook is a tool to assist DoD installations with evaluating and investigating the vapor intrusion pathway at 000 sites conducting response actions under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP). Vapor intrusion is the migration of volatile chemicals from the subsurface into the indoor air of buildings located above the contamination. 000 Components should evaluate the vapor intrusion pathway when volatile chemicals are present in soil, soil gas, or groundwater underlying existing structures and a complete human exposure pathway may be present, consistent with DERP and DERP management guidance. This handbook was developed by the Tri-Service Environmental Risk Assessment Work Group (Tfi-Services Work Group) and has been coordinated with the DoD Components through the Cleanup Committee. This handbook is designed to serve as a resource for remedial project managers and can be used at active installations, installations closed or realigned under the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAe), or at Fonnerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS). My point of contact for this issue is Ms. Deborah Morefield, who can be reached at (703) 571-9067 or deborah.m refield,osd.fill.

  5. Magnetoelastic Deformation of Soft and Hard Magnetic Materials Using Virtual Air-Gap Scheme Generating the Magnetic Body Force

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    Se-Hee Lee; Hong-Soon Choi; Hong-Kyu Kim; Kyong-Yop Park; Il-Han Park

    2007-01-01

    The magnetoelastic deformations of soft and hard magnetic materials are evaluated by employing the body force calculating methods incorporating the virtual air-gap concept along with the finite-element method. By introducing the virtual air-gap scheme, we have recently developed generalized methods for calculating body force field such as the generalized magnetic charge force density method, the generalized magnetizing current force density

  6. Vertical guidance performance analysis of the L1-L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor.

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    Jan, Shau-Shiun

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the potential vertical guidance performance of global positioning system (GPS)/wide area augmentation system (WAAS) user avionics sensor when the modernized GPS and Galileo are available. This paper will first investigate the airborne receiver code noise and multipath (CNMP) confidence (?air). The ?air will be the dominant factor in the availability analysis of an L1-L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor. This paper uses the MATLAB Algorithm Availability Simulation Tool (MAAST) to determine the required values for the ?air, so that an L1-L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor can meet the vertical guidance requirements of APproach with Vertical guidance (APV) II and CATegory (CAT) I over conterminous United States (CONUS). A modified MAAST that includes the Galileo satellite constellation is used to determine under what user configurations WAAS could be an APV II system or a CAT I system over CONUS. Furthermore, this paper examines the combinations of possible improvements in signal models and the addition of Galileo to determine if GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor could achieve 10 m Vertical Alert Limit (VAL) within the service volume. Finally, this paper presents the future vertical guidance performance of GPS user avionics sensor for the United States' WAAS, Japanese MTSAT-based satellite augmentation system (MSAS) and European geostationary navigation overlay service (EGNOS). PMID:22319263

  7. Vertical Guidance Performance Analysis of the L1–L5 Dual-Frequency GPS/WAAS User Avionics Sensor

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    Jan, Shau-Shiun

    2010-01-01

    This paper investigates the potential vertical guidance performance of global positioning system (GPS)/wide area augmentation system (WAAS) user avionics sensor when the modernized GPS and Galileo are available. This paper will first investigate the airborne receiver code noise and multipath (CNMP) confidence (?air). The ?air will be the dominant factor in the availability analysis of an L1–L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor. This paper uses the MATLAB Algorithm Availability Simulation Tool (MAAST) to determine the required values for the ?air, so that an L1–L5 dual-frequency GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor can meet the vertical guidance requirements of APproach with Vertical guidance (APV) II and CATegory (CAT) I over conterminous United States (CONUS). A modified MAAST that includes the Galileo satellite constellation is used to determine under what user configurations WAAS could be an APV II system or a CAT I system over CONUS. Furthermore, this paper examines the combinations of possible improvements in signal models and the addition of Galileo to determine if GPS/WAAS user avionics sensor could achieve 10 m Vertical Alert Limit (VAL) within the service volume. Finally, this paper presents the future vertical guidance performance of GPS user avionics sensor for the United States’ WAAS, Japanese MTSAT-based satellite augmentation system (MSAS) and European geostationary navigation overlay service (EGNOS). PMID:22319263

  8. Sensitivity of Forced Air Distribution System Efficiency to Climate, Duct Location, Air Leakage and Insulation

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    , Air Leakage and Insulation Iain S. Walker Energy Performance of Buildings Group Indoor Environment ................................................................................................................................................ 4 Duct Insulation, Location and Leakage Examples............................................................... 4 Figure 2. Sheet metal ducts in a basement insulated with asbestos

  9. Airfoil section characteristics as applied to the prediction of air forces and their distribution on wings

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    Jacobs, Eastman N; Rhode, R V

    1938-01-01

    The results of previous reports dealing with airfoil section characteristics and span load distribution data are coordinated into a method for determining the air forces and their distribution on airplane wings. Formulas are given from which the resultant force distribution may be combined to find the wing aerodynamic center and pitching moment. The force distribution may also be resolved to determine the distribution of chord and beam components. The forces are resolved in such a manner that it is unnecessary to take the induced drag into account. An illustration of the method is given for a monoplane and a biplane for the conditions of steady flight and a sharp-edge gust. The force determination is completed by outlining a procedure for finding the distribution of load along the chord of airfoil sections.

  10. Force Measurements of Single and Double Barrier DBD Plasma Actuators in Quiescent Air

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    Hoskinson, Alan R.; Hershkowitz, Noah; Ashpis, David E.

    2008-01-01

    We have performed measurements of the force induced by both single (one electrode insulated) and double (both electrodes insulated) dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators in quiescent air. We have shown that, for single barrier actuators, as the electrode diameter decreased below those values previously studied the induced Force increases exponentially rather than linearly. This behavior has been experimentally verified using two different measurement techniques: stagnation probe measurements of the induced flow velocity and direct measurement of the force using an electronic balance. In addition, we have shown the the induced force is independent of the material used for the exposed electrode. The same techniques have shown that the induced force of a double barrier actuator increases with decreasing narrow electrode diameter.

  11. Comparisons of Force Measurement Methods for DBD Plasma Actuators in Quiescent Air

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    Hoskinson, Alan R.; Hershkowitz, Noah; Ashpis, David E.

    2009-01-01

    We have performed measurements of the force induced by both single (one electrode insulated) and double (both electrodes insulated) dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators in quiescent air. We have shown that, for single barrier actuators with cylindrical exposed electrodes, as the electrode diameter decrease the force efficiencies increase much faster than a previously reported linear trend. This behavior has been experimentally verified using two different measurement techniques: stagnation probe measurements of the induced flow velocity and direct measurement of the force using an electronic balance. Actuators with rectangular cross-section exposed electrodes do not show the same rapid increase at small thicknesses. We have also shown that the induced force is independent of the material used for the exposed electrode. The same techniques have shown that the induced force of a double barrier actuator increases with decreasing narrow electrode diameter.

  12. Individual Oral Exams in Mathematics Courses: 10 Years of Experience at the Air Force Academy

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    Boedigheimer, Ralph; Ghrist, Michelle; Peterson, Dale; Kallemyn, Benjamin

    2015-01-01

    Over the last 10 years faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy have incorporated individual oral exams into mathematics courses. We have experimented with various approaches, shared results and ideas with other department members, and refined our techniques. We have found that this…

  13. My Family's Work: United States Air Force Child Care Program Activity Guide.

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    von Matthiessen, Priscilla; Brant, Linda

    This child care program activity guide is designed to help teachers and caregivers in Air Force preschools and child care centers plan activities for increasing young children's understanding and appreciation of their parents' work in military and defense related occupations. Recommended teaching methods, concepts, group activities, and activity…

  14. Alternatives for the Care of Mildly Ill Children: United States Air Force Child Care Program.

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    Brant, Linda J.

    Information related to day care center policies for dealing with mildly ill children is provided in this document. Data cited in the report indicate wide inconsistencies at the present time in policies and procedures for screening ill children in Air Force child care centers and in the policies followed for admitting and readmitting children who…

  15. My Country: United States Air Force Child Care Program Activity Guide.

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    Seefeldt, Carol; Brant, Linda

    This program activity guide provides basic understandings, suggested teaching methods, vocabulary terms, suggested group activities, ideas for interest centers, and lists of resources to aid teachers and caregivers teach children in Air Force preschools and day care centers about their country and national heritage. (Author/RH)

  16. The Third Air Force/NASA Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization

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    1990-01-01

    The third Air Force/NASA Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization was held on 24-26 Sept. 1990. Sessions were on the following topics: dynamics and controls; multilevel optimization; sensitivity analysis; aerodynamic design software systems; optimization theory; analysis and design; shape optimization; vehicle components; structural optimization; aeroelasticity; artificial intelligence; multidisciplinary optimization; and composites.

  17. Attempt to estimate measurement uncertainty in the Air Force Toxic Chemical Dispersion (AFTOX) model. Master's thesis

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    Zettlemoyer

    1990-01-01

    The Air Force Toxic Chemical Dispersion (AFTOX) model is a Gaussian puff dispersion model that predicts plumes, concentrations, and hazard distances of toxic chemical spills. A measurement uncertainty propagation formula derived by Freeman et al. (1986) is used within AFTOX to estimate resulting concentration uncertainties due to the effects of data input uncertainties in wind speed, spill height, emission rate,

  18. THE GROUNDWATER GEOCHEMISTRY OF AREA 6, DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, DOVER, DELAWARE

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    This report reviews and interprets groundwater chemistry data collected at the Dover Air Force Base (AFB), Area 6, from July 1995 through March 1997. The work was conducted as part of the Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents Ac...

  19. 22. BUILDING 24C, LOOKING NORTH (1992). WrightPatterson Air Force ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    22. BUILDING 24C, LOOKING NORTH (1992). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Buildings 25 & 24,10-foot & 20-foot Wind Tunnel Complex, Northeast side of block bounded by K, G, Third, & Fifth Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  20. 23. BUILDING 24C, LOOKING NORTH (1992). WrightPatterson Air Force ...

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    23. BUILDING 24C, LOOKING NORTH (1992). - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Area B, Buildings 25 & 24,10-foot & 20-foot Wind Tunnel Complex, Northeast side of block bounded by K, G, Third, & Fifth Streets, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH

  1. Air Force Research Laboratory Spacecraft Cryocooler Endurance Evaluation Update: 2000–2002

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    E. Oliver; S. A. Yarbrough; N. S. Abhyankar; B. J. Tomlinson

    2004-01-01

    Long-life evaluation data for space cryocoolers is essential for performance and reliability assessments of this technology. With a design life of 10 or more years, and no accepted accelerated testing methodology, the importance of continual real time operations monitoring and periodic retesting is paramount. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), under sponsorship from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space

  2. Review of Cold Cathode Research at the Air Force Research Laboratory

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    Don Shiffler; Michael Haworth; Keith Cartwright; Ryan Umstattd; Mitch Ruebush; Susan Heidger; Matthew Lacour; Ken Golby; Don Sullivan; Peter Duselis; John Luginsland

    2008-01-01

    Over the last decade, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL\\/DE) has engaged in a high current density field emission cathode research program. This program explored the aspects of cathode materials as well as the details of cathode geometries and emission physics. This paper summarizes the results of this ongoing research effort to date. We review the history

  3. Air Force Research Laboratory Spacecraft Cryocooler Endurance Evaluation Update: 2000-2002

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    E. Oliver; S. A. Yarbrough; N. S. Abhyankar; B. J. Tomlinson

    2004-01-01

    Long-life evaluation data for space cryocoolers is essential for performance and reliability assessments of this technology. With a design life of 10 or more years, and no accepted accelerated testing methodology, the importance of continual real time operations monitoring and periodic retesting is paramount. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), under sponsorship from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space

  4. Impact of the Space Transportation System on the Air Force Satellite Control Facility

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    F. E. Bell III; W. N. Blanchard

    1980-01-01

    Because the Space Transportation System (STS) requires compatible development of both Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA ground resources, the Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF) has undertaken a modification program whose near-term activities extend to: (1) the tracking, telemetry and commanding support of the Inertial Upper Stage; (2) modification of remote tracking stations and of the Satellite Test Center

  5. An Historical Analysis of the United States Naval Academy Graduates in the United States Air Force.

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    Hodge, William E.

    The purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of the Naval Academy graduates who were commissioned in the Air Force upon graduation. Active duty personnel records were searched to determine retention, rank, professional military education, education level and career field assignments. Comparisons were made between this group and the regular…

  6. LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRIAN K SCHROEDER Lieutenant Colonel Brian Schroeder is Operations Officer for the Air Force

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    , Offutt AFB, NE 3. August 2000 ­ June 2002: Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson, 437th OSS, Charleston AFB, SC 2. June 1997 ­ August 2000: Meteorology Oceanography Officer, USSTRATCOM AFB, OH 4. June 2002 ­ June 2004: Director of Training, USAFE OWS, Sembach AB, Germany 5. June 2004

  7. Character Development at the United States Air Force Academy: A Phenomenological Case Study of Graduates' Reflections

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    Smith, J. Micheal

    2010-01-01

    The United States Air Force Academy develops commissionable officers of character through an intense 4-year program that includes academic, athletic, and military education and training. The literature was silent on whether the Academy effectively develops character or, if so, how the development takes place. This was a phenomenological case study…

  8. INSTRUCTION-CENTERED TELEVISION AT THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, A DESCRIPTION AND PRELIMINARY REPORT.

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    HANEY, JOHN B.

    THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY, INSTRUCTIONAL, CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM CENTERS ON THE INSTRUCTOR. HIS TEACHING DESK CONSISTS OF THREE PARTS--(1) A LARGE FLAT SURFACE WITH A TURNTABLE FOR ROTATING WRITING SURFACES AND VISUAL MATERIALS, (2) A SLANTED SHELF FOR HOLDING LECTURE NOTES WITH TWO, 8-INCH TELEVISION CONTROL PANEL FORWARD AND BELOW IT, AND…

  9. Commitment to Liberal Education at the United States Air Force Academy

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    Enger, Rolf C.; Jones, Steven K.; Born, Dana H.

    2010-01-01

    Located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is one of the nation's federally funded military service academies. With an enrollment of approximately 4,400 undergraduates, the academy offers an integrated four-year curriculum of academics, athletics, leadership and character development, military…

  10. Training in the Air Force--The Example of Graduate Education.

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    Hanushek, Eric A.

    The study applies models for rational investing in human capital to Air Force decisions on training and particularly decisions about graduate education for officers. Two separate questions are addressed in depth. First, among the possible types of officers (rated-nonrated, reserve-regular, by length of service) who could be sent to school, are…

  11. Review and Implications of Job Satisfaction and Work Motivation Theories for Air Force Research.

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    Tuttle, Thomas C.; Hazel, Joe T.

    The purpose of this report is to: (a) review certain major theories of work motivation, particularly as related to job satisfaction, (b) distill from such theories and other research, implications for an Air Force job satisfaction research program, and (c) provide a comprehensive bibliography of satisfaction/retention studies. The theoretical…

  12. NATURAL ATTENUATION OF CHLORINATED SOLVENTS AT MULTIPLE AIR FORCE BASE DEMONSTRATION SITES

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    Natural attenuation treatability studies(TSs) were conducted at 14 US Air Force bases. Only sites where biodegradation of CAHs was suspected were selected for the study. The major initiative was to evaluate the effectiveness of monitored natural attenuation(MNA) at sites contam...

  13. NATURAL ATTENUATION OF FUEL HYDROCARBONS AT MULTIPLE AIR FORCE BASE DEMONSTRATION SITES

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    A major initiative to evaluate monitored natural attenuation(MNA) of ground water contaminated with fuel hydrocarbons began in June 1993 and continued through October 2000. During this time site characterization studies, both initial and follow-up, were conducted at 28 Air Forc...

  14. IN SITU BIOVENTING: TWO USEPA AND AIR FORCE SPONSORED FIELD STUDIES

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    Bioventing is the process of delivering oxygen by forced air movement through organically contaminated unsaturated soils in order to stimulate in situ biodegradation in an otherwise oxygen-limited environment. his paper is a report on progress of two ongoing bioventing field stud...

  15. Chronic Multisymptom Illness Affecting Air Force Veterans of the Gulf War

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    Keiji Fukuda; Rosane Nisenbaum; Geraldine Stewart; William W. Thompson; Laura Robin; Rita M. Washko; Donald L. Noah; Drue H. Barrett; Bonnie Randall; Barbara L. Herwaldt; Alison C. Mawle; William C. Reeves

    2010-01-01

    Objectives.— To organize symptoms reported by US Air Force GW veterans into a case definition, to characterize clinical features, and to evaluate risk factors. Design.— Cross-sectional population survey of individual characteristics and symptoms and clinical evaluation (including a structured interview, the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36, psychiatric screening, physical examination, clini- cal laboratory tests, and serologic assays for antibodies

  16. 77 FR 22770 - U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-17

    ...take place 24 April 2012 at the Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center Headquarters Annex, 8500 Gibson Blvd. SE., Kirtland AFB, NM 87117. The meeting will be from 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m., with the sessions from 7:45 a.m.-8:15...

  17. Air Force Commanders and Barriers to Entry into a Doctoral Business Program

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    Williams, Tony; LeMire, Steven D.

    2011-01-01

    The authors examined professionally qualified Air Force commanders' barriers to entry into a business doctoral degree program related to the factors of time, financial means, academics, and motivation. Of the 116 present commanders, 63% were interested in pursuing a doctorate in business. For the commanders interested in obtaining a doctorate…

  18. FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING COMMODITIES AND ELECTRICITY FOR SPACE SHUTTLE OPERATIONS AT VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE

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    The report gives results of a preliminary screening study of the technical and economic feasibility of the on-site production of commodities (liquid propellant and gases) and electricity to support space shuttle launch activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB). Both commerci...

  19. PHYTOREMEDIATION OF GROUNDWATER AT AIR FORCE PLANT 4, CARSWELL, TEXAS - INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT

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    Over 600 Cottonwood trees were planted over a shallow groundwater plume in an attempt to detoxify the trichloroethylene (TCE) in a groundwater plume at a former Air Force facility. Two planting techniques were used: rooted stock about two years old, and 18 inch cuttings were inst...

  20. 75 FR 66743 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2010-10-29

    ...mathematics, and cyber programs; status of Congressional nomination outreach program; and an update on the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation initiative. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.155, the Administrative...

  1. BIOREMEDIATION FIELD EVALUATION: EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA (EPA/540/R-95/533)

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    This publication, one of a series presenting the findings of the Bioremediation Field Initiatives bioremediation field evaluations, provides a detailed summary of the evaluation conducted at the Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) Superfund site in Fairbanks, Alaska. At this site, the ...

  2. 77 FR 24480 - U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors Notice of Meeting

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    2012-04-24

    ...Board of Visitors (BoV) will hold a meeting in Capitol Building House Visitor Center Conference Room 200 in Washington, DC...Update; an Air Force and US Defense Strategy Briefing; a Character Update; the USAFA 501(c) Organizations Brief; a...

  3. Predictive Validity of Conventional and Adaptive Tests in an Air Force Training Environment. Interim Report.

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    Sympson, James B.; And Others

    Conventional Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery-7 (ASVAB) Arithmetic Reasoning and Word Knowledge tests, were compared with computer-administered adaptive tests as predictors of performance in an Air Force Jet Engine Mechanic training course (n=495). Results supported earlier research in showing somewhat longer examinee response times for…

  4. (Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

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    Not Available

    1992-03-01

    This report presents information related to the sampling of ground water at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It is part of an investigation into possible ground water contamination. Information concerns well drilling/construction; x-ray diffraction and sampling; soil boring logs; and chain-of-custody records.

  5. SIMULATION OF INTRINSIC BIOREMEDIATION PROCESSES AT WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE, MICHIGAN

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    In October, 1988, a KC-135 aircraft crashed at Wurtsmith Air Force base (AFB), Oscoda, Michigan during an attempted landing. Approximately 3000 gallons of jet fuel (JP-4) were spilled onto the ground, with a large portion of the fuel entering the subsurface. Previous investigat...

  6. Rehabilitation of the Rocket Vehicle Integration Test Stand at Edwards Air Force Base

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    Jones, Daniel S.; Ray, Ronald J.; Phillips, Paul

    2005-01-01

    Since initial use in 1958 for the X-15 rocket-powered research airplane, the Rocket Engine Test Facility has proven essential for testing and servicing rocket-powered vehicles at Edwards Air Force Base. For almost two decades, several successful flight-test programs utilized the capability of this facility. The Department of Defense has recently demonstrated a renewed interest in propulsion technology development with the establishment of the National Aerospace Initiative. More recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is undergoing a transformation to realign the organization, focusing on the Vision for Space Exploration. These initiatives provide a clear indication that a very capable ground-test stand at Edwards Air Force Base will be beneficial to support the testing of future access-to-space vehicles. To meet the demand of full integration testing of rocket-powered vehicles, the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, the Air Force Flight Test Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory have combined their resources in an effort to restore and upgrade the original X-15 Rocket Engine Test Facility to become the new Rocket Vehicle Integration Test Stand. This report describes the history of the X-15 Rocket Engine Test Facility, discusses the current status of the facility, and summarizes recent efforts to rehabilitate the facility to support potential access-to-space flight-test programs. A summary of the capabilities of the facility is presented and other important issues are discussed.

  7. Cognitive and Teaching Style Preferences of Officers Attending the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Instructor Course

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    Kraska, Marie; Harris, Stephen

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the cognitive style and teaching style preferences of instructors enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor course at the Academic Instructor School at Maxwell Air Force base. Sixty-five cases were examined for two research questions: (1) To what extent is there…

  8. A Need-focused Approach to Air Force Engine Health Management Research

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    R. A. Wade

    2005-01-01

    This paper outlines the work that the author has done to develop a structure to help direct engine health management (EHM) research. It discusses the definitions of the relevant EHM terms, outlines the essential elements of an EHM system, deduces the aims of an EHM system through the contributions it can make to the top-level Air Force goals, and uses

  9. STEAM ENHANCED REMEDIATION RESEARCH FOR DNAPL IN FRACTURED ROCK, LORING AIR FORCE BASE, LIMESTONE, MAINE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report details a research project on Steam Enhanced Remediation (SER) for the recovery of volatile organic compounds from fractured limestone that was carried out at the Quarry at the former Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine. This project was carried out by USEPA, Ma...

  10. Solvent recovery at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Final report June 1983April 1984

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    G. E. Harris; R. G. Wetherold

    1984-01-01

    The report gives results of a feasibility study of the addition of vapor recovery and solvent purification equipment for Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) to reuse the large quantities of waste solvent generated in space shuttle preparation operations. (NOTE: Operation of VAFB as the western launch site for the shuttle will increase the volume of solvent waste generated.) This project

  11. The Impact of the Developmental Training Model on Staff Development in Air Force Child Development Programs

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    Bird, Candace Maria Edmonds

    2010-01-01

    In an effort to standardize training delivery and to individualize staff development based on observation and reflective practice, the Air Force implemented the Developmental Training Model (DTM) in its Child Development Programs. The goal of the Developmental Training Model is to enhance high quality programs through improvements in the training…

  12. Determinants of Post-Training Attrition in the Army and Air Force.

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    Buddin, Richard

    A study was conducted to identify the separate influences of individual background characteristics and service environment on post-training attrition in the Army and Air Force. A second objective of the study was to determine whether the correlates of post-training attrition vary across services and military occupations. Data for the analysis of…

  13. Applying checkers to improve the correctness and integrity of software [Air Force systems

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    Tod Reinhart; Carolyn Boettcher

    2002-01-01

    Testing of mission-critical systems to a high degree of reliability has been a long time problem for the Air Force. As a result system failures may occur in the field due to faults that result from unusual environmental conditions or unexpected sequences of events that were never encountered in the laboratory. To improve the validation and test process and deliver

  14. Using Modern Design Tools for Digital Avionics Development

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    Hyde, David W.; Lakin, David R., II; Asquith, Thomas E.

    2000-01-01

    Using Modem Design Tools for Digital Avionics Development Shrinking development time and increased complexity of new avionics forces the designer to use modem tools and methods during hardware development. Engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center have successfully upgraded their design flow and used it to develop a Mongoose V based radiation tolerant processor board for the International Space Station's Water Recovery System. The design flow, based on hardware description languages, simulation, synthesis, hardware models, and full functional software model libraries, allowed designers to fully simulate the processor board from reset, through initialization before any boards were built. The fidelity of a digital simulation is limited to the accuracy of the models used and how realistically the designer drives the circuit's inputs during simulation. By using the actual silicon during simulation, device modeling errors are reduced. Numerous design flaws were discovered early in the design phase when they could be easily fixed. The use of hardware models and actual MIPS software loaded into full functional memory models also provided checkout of the software development environment. This paper will describe the design flow used to develop the processor board and give examples of errors that were found using the tools. An overview of the processor board firmware will also be covered.

  15. Avionics Architectures for Exploration: Building a Better Approach for (Human) Spaceflight Avionics

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    Goforth, Montgomery B.; Ratliff, James E.; Hames, Kevin L.; Vitalpur, Sharada V.

    2014-01-01

    The field of Avionics is advancing far more rapidly in terrestrial applications than in space flight applications. Spaceflight Avionics are not keeping pace with expectations set by terrestrial experience, nor are they keeping pace with the need for increasingly complex automation and crew interfaces as we move beyond Low Earth Orbit. NASA must take advantage of the strides being made by both space-related and terrestrial industries to drive our development and sustaining costs down. This paper describes ongoing efforts by the Avionics Architectures for Exploration (AAE) project chartered by NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Program to evaluate new avionic architectures and technologies, provide objective comparisons of them, and mature selected technologies for flight and for use by other AES projects. Results from the AAE project's FY13 efforts are discussed, along with the status of FY14 efforts and future plans.

  16. Space shuttle engineering and operations support. Avionics system engineering

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    Broome, P. A.; Neubaur, R. J.; Welsh, R. T.

    1976-01-01

    The shuttle avionics integration laboratory (SAIL) requirements for supporting the Spacelab/orbiter avionics verification process are defined. The principal topics are a Spacelab avionics hardware assessment, test operations center/electronic systems test laboratory (TOC/ESL) data processing requirements definition, SAIL (Building 16) payload accommodations study, and projected funding and test scheduling. Because of the complex nature of the Spacelab/orbiter computer systems, the PCM data link, and the high rate digital data system hardware/software relationships, early avionics interface verification is required. The SAIL is a prime candidate test location to accomplish this early avionics verification.

  17. Geodatabase of environmental information for Air Force Plant 4 and Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Carswell Field, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990-2004

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Shah, Sachin D.; Quigley, Sean M.

    2005-01-01

    Introduction: Air Force Plant 4 (AFP4) and adjacent Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) at Fort Worth, Tex., constitute a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facility that has been in operation since 1942. Contaminants from the facility, primarily volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and metals, have entered the groundwater-flow system through leakage from waste-disposal sites (landfills and pits) and from manufacturing processes (U.S. Air Force, Aeronautical Systems Center, 1995).

  18. German Air Forces experiences with plastic media blasting and future requirements

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stoermer, Matthias

    1993-03-01

    German Air Force (GAF) has been researching a method of paint removal for a couple of years to replace the chemical method still in use. This is to improve corrosion prevention, environmental protection and health care. With the support of German aerospace company MBB and the University of the Armed Forces in Munich GAF selected Plastic Media Blasting (PMB) as the most suitable method. Having a stripping facility for the entire aircraft at MBB Manching already in existence, GAF decided that the next step forward to gain more experiences is to establish a smaller 'stripping cabin' at an air force base. This cabin is suitable for stripping removable parts and components of aircraft and equipment with the max. size of a half dismantled TORNADO wing. With these gained experiences GAF will be in position to formulate the specific requirements for an entire on-base aircraft stripping plant which will be suitable for F-4's, TORNADO's and EFA's, too.

  19. Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Upper Stage Avionics and Software Overview

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nola, Charles L.

    2008-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation gives an overall description of the avionics and software functions of the Ares I Upper Stage Crew Launch Vehicle. The contents include: 1) IUA Team - Development Approach Roadmap; 2) Ares I US Avionics and Software Development Approach; 3) NDT Responsibilities; 4) Ares I Upper Stage Avionics Locations; 5) Ares I Overall Avionics & Software Functions; 6) Block Diagram Version of Avionics Architecture; 7) Instrument Unit Avionics Preliminary Design; and 8) Upper Stage Avionics External Interfaces.

  20. The Early Development of Satellite Characterization Capabilities at the Air Force Laboratories

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lambert, J.; Kissell, K.

    This presentation overviews the development of optical Space Object Identification (SOI) techniques at the Air Force laboratories during the two-decade "pre-operational" period prior to 1980 when the Groundbased Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) sensors were deployed. Beginning with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the United States Air Force has actively pursued the development and application of optical sensor technology for the detection, tracking, and characterization of artificial satellites. Until the mid-1980s, these activities were primarily conducted within Air Force research and development laboratories which supplied data to the operational components on a contributing basis. This presentation traces the early evolution of the optical space surveillance technologies from the early experimental sensors that led to the current generation of operationally deployed and research systems. The contributions of the participating Air Force organizations and facilities will be reviewed with special emphasis on the development of technologies for the characterization of spacecraft using optical signatures and imagery. The presentation will include descriptions and photographs of the early facilities and instrumentation, and examples of the SOI collection and analysis techniques employed. In this early period, computer support was limited so all aspects of space surveillance relied heavily on manual interaction. Many military, government, educational, and contractor agencies supported the development of instrumentation and analysis techniques. This overview focuses mainly on the role played by Air Force System Command and Office of Aerospace Research, and the closely related activities at the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The omission of other agencies from this review reflects the limitations of this presentation, not the significance of their contributions.

  1. Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Geothermal Resource Assessment and Future Recommendations

    SciTech Connect

    Joseph C. Armstrong; Robert P. Breckenridge; Dennis L. Nielson; John W. Shervais; Thomas R. Wood

    2013-03-01

    The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as it moves into the future, one of the biggest being how to provide safe and secure energy to support base operations. A team of scientists and engineers met at Mountain Home Air Force Base in early 2011 near Boise, Idaho, to discuss the possibility of exploring for geothermal resources under the base. The team identified that there was a reasonable potential for geothermal resources based on data from an existing well. In addition, a regional gravity map helped identify several possible locations for drilling a new well. The team identified several possible sources of funding for this well—the most logical being to use U.S. Department of Energy funds to drill the upper half of the well and U.S. Air Force funds to drill the bottom half of the well. The well was designed as a slimhole well in accordance with State of Idaho Department of Water Resources rules and regulations. Drilling operations commenced at the Mountain Home site in July of 2011 and were completed in January of 2012. Temperatures increased gradually, especially below a depth of 2000 ft. Temperatures increased more rapidly below a depth of 5500 ft. The bottom of the well is at 5976 ft, where a temperature of about 140°C was recorded. The well flowed artesian from a depth below 5600 ft, until it was plugged off with drilling mud. Core samples were collected from the well and are being analyzed to help understand permeability at depth. Additional tests using a televiewer system will be run to evaluate orientation and directions at fractures, especially in the production zone. A final report on the well exploitation will be forthcoming later this year. The Air Force will use it to evaluate the geothermal resource potential for future private development options at Mountain Home Air Force Base. In conclusion, Recommendation for follow-up efforts include the following:

  2. Personal exposure to JP-8 jet fuel vapors and exhaust at air force bases.

    PubMed

    Pleil, J D; Smith, L B; Zelnick, S D

    2000-03-01

    JP-8 jet fuel (similar to commercial/international jet A-1 fuel) is the standard military fuel for all types of vehicles, including the U.S. Air Force aircraft inventory. As such, JP-8 presents the most common chemical exposure in the Air Force, particularly for flight and ground crew personnel during preflight operations and for maintenance personnel performing routine tasks. Personal exposure at an Air Force base occurs through occupational exposure for personnel involved with fuel and aircraft handling and/or through incidental exposure, primarily through inhalation of ambient fuel vapors. Because JP-8 is less volatile than its predecessor fuel (JP-4), contact with liquid fuel on skin and clothing may result in prolonged exposure. The slowly evaporating JP-8 fuel tends to linger on exposed personnel during their interaction with their previously unexposed colleagues. To begin to assess the relative exposures, we made ambient air measurements and used recently developed methods for collecting exhaled breath in special containers. We then analyzed for certain volatile marker compounds for JP-8, as well as for some aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzene) that are related to long-term health risks. Ambient samples were collected by using compact, battery-operated, personal whole-air samplers that have recently been developed as commercial products; breath samples were collected using our single-breath canister method that uses 1-L canisters fitted with valves and small disposable breathing tubes. We collected breath samples from various groups of Air Force personnel and found a demonstrable JP-8 exposure for all subjects, ranging from slight elevations as compared to a control cohort to > 100 [mutilpe] the control values. This work suggests that further studies should be performed on specific issues to obtain pertinent exposure data. The data can be applied to assessments of health outcomes and to recommendations for changes in the use of personal protective equipment that optimize risk reduction without undue impact on a mission. PMID:10706522

  3. Reuse and Interoperability of Avionics for Space Systems

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hodson, Robert F.

    2007-01-01

    The space environment presents unique challenges for avionics. Launch survivability, thermal management, radiation protection, and other factors are important for successful space designs. Many existing avionics designs use custom hardware and software to meet the requirements of space systems. Although some space vendors have moved more towards a standard product line approach to avionics, the space industry still lacks similar standards and common practices for avionics development. This lack of commonality manifests itself in limited reuse and a lack of interoperability. To address NASA s need for interoperable avionics that facilitate reuse, several hardware and software approaches are discussed. Experiences with existing space boards and the application of terrestrial standards is outlined. Enhancements and extensions to these standards are considered. A modular stack-based approach to space avionics is presented. Software and reconfigurable logic cores are considered for extending interoperability and reuse. Finally, some of the issues associated with the design of reusable interoperable avionics are discussed.

  4. Firewire in modern integrated military avionics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Baltazar; G. P. Chapelle

    2001-01-01

    High performance communications, navigation, and identification (CNI) functions on modern military aircraft are increasingly required for mission readiness. The operation of simultaneous waveforms through an integrated avionics rack of shared resources becomes a test in moving data rapidly from one signal processing stage to the next. The IEEE 1394, or Firewire, is a commercial high bandwidth bus whose 64-bit addressing

  5. Reference Avionics Architecture for Lunar Surface Systems

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    Somervill, Kevin M.; Lapin, Jonathan C.; Schmidt, Oron L.

    2010-01-01

    Developing and delivering infrastructure capable of supporting long-term manned operations to the lunar surface has been a primary objective of the Constellation Program in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Several concepts have been developed related to development and deployment lunar exploration vehicles and assets that provide critical functionality such as transportation, habitation, and communication, to name a few. Together, these systems perform complex safety-critical functions, largely dependent on avionics for control and behavior of system functions. These functions are implemented using interchangeable, modular avionics designed for lunar transit and lunar surface deployment. Systems are optimized towards reuse and commonality of form and interface and can be configured via software or component integration for special purpose applications. There are two core concepts in the reference avionics architecture described in this report. The first concept uses distributed, smart systems to manage complexity, simplify integration, and facilitate commonality. The second core concept is to employ extensive commonality between elements and subsystems. These two concepts are used in the context of developing reference designs for many lunar surface exploration vehicles and elements. These concepts are repeated constantly as architectural patterns in a conceptual architectural framework. This report describes the use of these architectural patterns in a reference avionics architecture for Lunar surface systems elements.

  6. Developing Generic Software for Spacecraft Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Smith, Joseph

    2003-01-01

    A proposed approach to the development of software for spacecraft avionics is based partly on a concept of generic software that could be tailored to satisfy requirements for specific missions. The proposed approach would stand in contrast to the conventional approach of first defining avionics requirements for a specific mission, then developing software specific to those requirements. The proposed approach might also be adaptable to programming computers that control and monitor other complex equipment systems that range in scale from automobiles to factories. The concept of a spacecraft avionics functional model (SAFM) is a major element of the proposed approach. An SAFM would be, essentially, a systematic and hierarchical description of the functionality required of the avionics software (and hardware) for a given mission. Although the initial input information used to start the construction of an SAFM would typically amount to a high-level description, the SAFM would thereafter be decomposed to a low level. The resulting low-level version of the model would be used to develop a set of generic requirements that could be expected to include a large fraction of all requirements for a large fraction of all missions. The generic requirements would be used to develop software modules that could be included in, or excluded from, the final flight software to satisfy the requirements of a specific mission.

  7. Generalized Training Devices for Avionic Systems Maintenance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parker, Edward L.

    A research study was conducted to determine the feasibility and desirability of developing generalized training equipment for use in avionic systems maintenance training. The study consisted of a group of survey and analytic tasks to provide useful guidance to serve the needs of the Naval Aviation community in future years. The study had four…

  8. Simulating Avionics Upgrades to the Space Shuttles

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deger, Daniel; Hill, Kenneth; Braaten, Karsten E.

    2008-01-01

    Cockpit Avionics Prototyping Environment (CAPE) is a computer program that simulates the functions of proposed upgraded avionics for a space shuttle. In CAPE, pre-existing space-shuttle-simulation programs are merged with a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) display-development program, yielding a package of software that enables high-fi46 NASA Tech Briefs, September 2008 delity simulation while making it possible to rapidly change avionic displays and the underlying model algorithms. The pre-existing simulation programs are Shuttle Engineering Simulation, Shuttle Engineering Simulation II, Interactive Control and Docking Simulation, and Shuttle Mission Simulator playback. The COTS program Virtual Application Prototyping System (VAPS) not only enables the development of displays but also makes it possible to move data about, capture and process events, and connect to a simulation. VAPS also enables the user to write code in the C or C++ programming language and compile that code into the end-product simulation software. As many as ten different avionic-upgrade ideas can be incorporated in a single compilation and, thus, tested in a single simulation run. CAPE can be run in conjunction with any or all of four simulations, each representing a different phase of a space-shuttle flight.

  9. Avionics. Progress Record and Theory Outline.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational-Technical Schools.

    This combination progress record and course outline is designed for use by individuals teaching a course in avionics that is intended to prepare students for employment in the field of aerospace electronics. Included among the topics addressed in the course are the following: shop practices, aircraft and the theory of flight, electron physics,…

  10. Artificial intelligence and expert systems for avionics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lee H. Harrison; Pamela J. Saunders; Peter J. Saraceni

    1993-01-01

    This paper is based upon a technical report prepared for the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center's Directorate for Aircraft Safety, Flight Safety Research Branch. It includes an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, avionic related applications of AT-based systems, and certification issues relating to AT

  11. Miniature High-Let Radiation Spectrometer for Space and Avionics Applications

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    Stassinopoulos, E. G.; Stauffer, Craig A.; Brucker, G. J.

    1998-01-01

    This paper reports on the design and characterization of a small, low power, and low weight instrument, a High-LET Radiation Spectrometer (HiLRS), that measures energy deposited by heavy ions in microelectronic devices. The HILRS operates on pulse-height analysis principles and is designed for space and avionics applications. The detector component in the instrument is based on large scale arrays of p-n junctions. In this system, the pulse amplitude from a particle hit is directly proportional to the particle LET. A prototype flight unit has been fabricated and calibrated using several heavy ions with varying LETs and protons with several energies. The unit has been delivered to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) c/o the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, for integration into the military Space Technology Research Vehicle (STRV), a US-UK cooperative mission. Another version of HILRS is being prepared for delivery in April to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) project, to fly on the HST Orbital Systems Test (HOST) Platform on a shuttle mission.

  12. Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Air Force Family Support Centers (FSCs): Lessons for Civilian and Military Sectors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Albano, Sondra

    This study focused on non-use of Air Force Family Support Centers (FSCs), a global network of programs and services designed to facilitate family adaptation to the mobile military lifestyle and to help commanders and supervisors respond to family needs. The study used the 1993 Air Force Needs Assessment Survey to investigate what factors…

  13. Communications-Electronics Programs Management Career Ladder: United States Air Force Job Inventory. AFSCs 29630, 29670, and 29690.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Air Force Personnel and Training Research Center, Lackland AFB, TX.

    The U.S. Air Force job inventory for the communications-electronics program management career ladder is divided into 13 categories, each of which is broken down into a duty-task list. Space is provided for Air Force personnel filling out the inventory to check whether each task is at present part of their duties. The 13 categories are: organizing…

  14. Automatic Digital Switching Specialist Career Ladder: United States Air Force Job Inventory. AFSCs 29530, 29570, and 29590.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Air Force Personnel and Training Research Center, Lackland AFB, TX.

    The U. S. Air Force job inventory for the automatic digital switching specialist career ladder is divided into 12 categories, each of which is broken down into a duty-task list. Space is provided for Air Force personnel filling out the inventory to check whether each task is at present part of their duties. The 12 categories are: organizing and…

  15. Serum 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin levels in Air Force health study participants - preliminary report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-06-24

    In 1978, the US Air Force responded to a congressional mandate to initiate an epidemiologic study of the possible health effects of exposure to herbicides and their 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) contaminants in Air Force veterans who served in the Ranch Hand defoliation operation during the Vietnam conflict. Accordingly, the Air Force conducted a nonconcurrent prospective study, the Air Force Health Study, of all 1267 members of the Ranch Hand unit and a series of matched controls. This phase of the Air Force study focused on measuring serum TCDD levels in 150 Ranch Hand veterans and 50 controls. All participants were enlisted men; the Ranch Hand veterans had been either herbicide loaders or herbicide specialists in Vietnam. The demographic and health characteristics of Ranch Hand personnel and controls were similar; however, their serum TCDD levels differed markedly.

  16. Piloted Ignition of Polypropylene/Glass Composites in a Forced Air Flow

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fernandez-Pello, A. C.; Rich, D.; Lautenberger, C.; Stefanovich, A.; Metha, S.; Torero, J.; Yuan, Z.; Ross, H.

    2003-01-01

    The Forced Ignition and Spread Test (FIST) is being used to study the flammability characteristics of combustible materials in forced convective flows. The FIST methodology is based on the ASTM E-1321, Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Test (LIFT) which is used to determine the ignition and flame spread characteristics of materials, and to produce 'Flammability Diagrams' of materials. The LIFT apparatus, however, relies on natural convection to bring air to the combustion zone and the fuel vapor to the pilot flame, and thus cannot describe conditions where the oxidizer flow velocity may change. The FIST on the other hand, by relying on a forced flow as the dominant transport mechanism, can be used to examine variable oxidizer flow characteristics, such as velocity, oxygen concentration, and turbulence intensity, and consequently has a wider applicability. Particularly important is its ability to determine the flammability characteristics of materials used in spacecraft since in the absence of gravity the only flow present is that forced by the HVAC of the space facility. In this paper, we report work on the use of the FIST approach on the piloted ignition of a blended polypropylene fiberglass (PP/GL) composite material exposed to an external radiant flux in a forced convective flow of air. The effect of glass concentration under varying external radiant fluxes is examined and compared qualitatively with theoretical predictions of the ignition process. The results are used to infer the effect of glass content on the fire safety characteristics of composites.

  17. In-house solvent reclamation efforts in Air Force Maintenance Operations

    SciTech Connect

    Harris, M.

    1988-09-01

    The article will present the salient points of the reclamation programs as practiced by Robins AFB and Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center (AGMC). Robins ALC overhauls and repairs aircraft. Large quantities of fairly common solvents are used for cleaning and degreasing in a variety of operations performed during maintenance of the aircraft and its various systems. AGMC is the Air Force`s principal center for the repair of inertial guidance systems. AGMC`s recovery system is designed specifically for the reclamation of freon to the purity prescribed in the Military Specifications.

  18. (Environmental investigation of ground water contamination at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    This Health and Safety Plan (HSP) was developed for the Environmental Investigation of Ground-water Contamination Investigation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, based on the projected scope of work for the Phase 1, Task 4 Field Investigation. The HSP describes hazards that may be encountered during the investigation, assesses the hazards, and indicates what type of personal protective equipment is to be used for each task performed. The HSP also addresses the medical monitoring program, decontamination procedures, air monitoring, training, site control, accident prevention, and emergency response.

  19. The vulnerability of commercial aircraft avionics to carbon fibers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Meyers, J. A.; Salmirs, S.

    1980-01-01

    Avionics components commonly used in commercial aircraft were tested for vulnerability to failure when operated in an environment with a high density of graphite fibers. The components were subjected to a series of exposures to graphite fibers of different lengths. Lengths used for the tests were (in order) 1 mm, 3 mm, and 10 mm. The test procedure included subjecting the equipment to characteristic noise and shock environments. Most of the equipment was invulnerable or did not fail until extremely high average exposures were reached. The single exception was an air traffic control transponder produced in the early 1960's. It had the largest case open area through which fibers could enter and it had no coated boards.

  20. SMART: The Future of Spaceflight Avionics

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Alhorn, Dean C.; Howard, David E.

    2010-01-01

    A novel avionics approach is necessary to meet the future needs of low cost space and lunar missions that require low mass and low power electronics. The current state of the art for avionics systems are centralized electronic units that perform the required spacecraft functions. These electronic units are usually custom-designed for each application and the approach compels avionics designers to have in-depth system knowledge before design can commence. The overall design, development, test and evaluation (DDT&E) cycle for this conventional approach requires long delivery times for space flight electronics and is very expensive. The Small Multi-purpose Advanced Reconfigurable Technology (SMART) concept is currently being developed to overcome the limitations of traditional avionics design. The SMART concept is based upon two multi-functional modules that can be reconfigured to drive and sense a variety of mechanical and electrical components. The SMART units are key to a distributed avionics architecture whereby the modules are located close to or right at the desired application point. The drive module, SMART-D, receives commands from the main computer and controls the spacecraft mechanisms and devices with localized feedback. The sensor module, SMART-S, is used to sense the environmental sensors and offload local limit checking from the main computer. There are numerous benefits that are realized by implementing the SMART system. Localized sensor signal conditioning electronics reduces signal loss and overall wiring mass. Localized drive electronics increase control bandwidth and minimize time lags for critical functions. These benefits in-turn reduce the main processor overhead functions. Since SMART units are standard flight qualified units, DDT&E is reduced and system design can commence much earlier in the design cycle. Increased production scale lowers individual piece part cost and using standard modules also reduces non-recurring costs. The benefit list continues, but the overall message is already evident: the SMART concept is an evolution in spacecraft avionics. SMART devices have the potential to change the design paradigm for future satellites, spacecraft and even commercial applications.

  1. Radar Scan Strategies for the Patrick Air Force Base Weather Surveillance Radar, Model-74C, Replacement

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Short, David

    2008-01-01

    The 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS) is replacing the Weather Surveillance Radar, Model 74C (WSR-74C) at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), with a Doppler, dual polarization radar, the Radtec 43/250. A new scan strategy is needed for the Radtec 43/250, to provide high vertical resolution data over the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) launch pads, while taking advantage of the new radar's advanced capabilities for detecting severe weather phenomena associated with convection within the 45 WS area of responsibility. The Applied Meteorology Unit (AMU) developed several scan strategies customized for the operational needs of the 45 WS. The AMU also developed a plan for evaluating the scan strategies in the period prior to operational acceptance, currently scheduled for November 2008.

  2. 75 FR 8476 - Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes

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    2010-02-25

    ...Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate...or stowed in aircraft passenger cabins and flight decks...ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional...Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA...or stowed in aircraft passenger cabins and flight...

  3. Exploration and Resource Assessment at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Using an Integrated Team Approach

    SciTech Connect

    Joseph C. Armstrong; Robert P. Breckenridge; Dennis L. Nielson; John W. Shervais; Thomas R. Wood

    2012-10-01

    The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as it moves into the future, one of the biggest being how to provide safe and secure energy to support base operations. A team of scientists and engineers met at Mountain Home Air Force Base near Boise, Idaho, to discuss the possibility of exploring for geothermal resources under the base. The team identified that there was a reasonable potential for geothermal resources based on data from an existing well. In addition, a regional gravity map helped identify several possible locations for drilling a new well. The team identified several possible sources of funding for this well—the most logical being to use U.S. Department of Energy funds to drill the upper half of the well and U.S. Air Force funds to drill the bottom half of the well. The well was designed as a slimhole well in accordance with State of Idaho Department of Water Resources rules and regulations. Drilling operations commenced at the Mountain Home site in July of 2011 and were completed in January of 2012. Temperatures increased gradually, especially below a depth of 2000 ft. Temperatures increased more rapidly below a depth of 5500 ft. The bottom of the well is at 5976 ft, where a temperature of about 140°C was recorded. The well flowed artesian from a depth below 5600 ft, until it was plugged off with drilling mud. Core samples were collected from the well and are being analyzed to help understand permeability at depth. Additional tests using a televiewer system will be run to evaluate orientation and directions at fractures, especially in the production zone. A final report on the well exploitation will be forthcoming later this year. The Air Force will use it to evaluate the geothermal resource potential for future private development options at Mountain Home AFB.

  4. Advanced cathode and anode research at the Air Force Research Laboratory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Shiffler; M. Ruebush; M. LaCour; K. Golby; K. Cartwright; M. Haworth

    2002-01-01

    High power microwave (HPM) tubes require currents and voltages generally in excess of 1 kA and 100 kV. Traditionally such systems have operated in poor vacuum (>10-6 torr) and on a single shot basis. Current work at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been directed toward high vacuum and high repetition rate systems, necessitating a complete revision of standard

  5. Air Force Research Laboratory Investments in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ricardo Negron; Casey A. DeRaad; Michael T. Huggins; Joe Sciabica

    2011-01-01

    The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been helping students to become more literate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), empowering students to become innovators, inventors, self-reliant, and logical thinkers. As technologically proficient problem-solvers, they will be able to compete as skilled “knowledge workers” in the twenty-first century. The laboratory hopes these efforts will help foster development of a

  6. Community coordination plan for basing the B-2 bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

    SciTech Connect

    Braid, R.B.; Kornegay, F.C.; Lasley, B.D.; Sage, P.; Fichera, J.P.; Lufkin, P.; Taylor, L.

    1987-11-01

    This preliminary report examines the potential community impacts of basing the B-2 bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri. The study focuses on examining the direct and indirect employment, population, and income impacts of the B-2 on the socioeconomic resources of the communities neighboring the base. The specific socioeconomic resources analyzed are housing, education, transportation, land use, utilities, public finance, and community services, such as fire and police protection.

  7. 78 FR 17185 - U.S. Air Force Space Command Notice of Test

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    2013-03-20

    The purpose of this notification is to inform users of an upcoming event related to the GPS satellite constellation. U.S. Air Force Space Command will be testing CNAV capabilities on the GPS L2C and L5 signals on 15-29 June 2013. There are no planned GPS satellite outages for this activity. The broadcast navigation messages will be in compliance with IS-GPS-200 and IS-GPS-705. L2C/L5 CNAV testing......

  8. Characterization of microbial contamination in United States Air Force aviation fuel tanks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michelle E. Rauch; Harold W. Graef; Sophie M. Rozenzhak; Sharon E. Jones; Charles A. Bleckmann; Randell L. Kruger; Rajesh R. Naik; Morley O. Stone

    2006-01-01

    Bacteria and fungi, isolated from United States Air Force (USAF) aviation fuel samples, were identified by gas chromatograph\\u000a fatty acid methyl ester (GC-FAME) profiling and 16S or 18S rRNA gene sequencing. Thirty-six samples from 11 geographically\\u000a separated USAF bases were collected. At each base, an above-ground storage tank, a refueling truck, and an aircraft wing tank\\u000a were sampled at the

  9. Preliminary Evaluation of Forced Air-Drying for Preserving Chlorophyll on Glass Fiber Filters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul J. Godfrey; Peter A. Kerr

    2000-01-01

    An alternative method of preserving filtered chlorophyll samples allows immediate filtration of samples by professional lake managers and volunteer monitors with inexpensive transfer to a laboratory. Using a simple forced air-drying device, samples can be preserved for two weeks and, perhaps, as long as 1–1\\/2 months without significant change in pigment levels. Filters may be sent by first class mail

  10. LEVERAGING THE AIR FORCE ENTERPRISE APPROACH TO TIME SYNCHRONIZATION: A PROPOSAL

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Glenn Bell; Jay Scarano

    Net-centric warfare requires an unprecedented level of integration. Time synchronization is a key driver for that integration. The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) provides PTTI capability for the Department of Defense (DoD). To date, we do not have a comprehensive method for distributing time from the USNO to systems with varying precision and accuracy requirements. The Air Force, as part of

  11. Effects of Contaminants on Reproductive Success of Aquatic Birds Nesting at Edwards Air Force Base, California

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. L. Hothem; J. J. Crayon; M. A. Law

    2006-01-01

    Contamination by organochlorine pesticides (OCs), polychlorinated biphenyls, metals, and trace elements at Edwards Air Force\\u000a Base (EAFB), located in the Mojave Desert, could adversely affect nesting aquatic birds, especially at the sewage lagoons\\u000a that comprise Piute Ponds. Estimates of avian reproduction, in conjunction with analyses of eggs and avian foods for contaminant\\u000a residues, may indicate the potential for negative effects

  12. Aristotle - A Social Networking Solution Designed and Built for the Air Force Research Laboratory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Hoover

    2008-01-01

    Aristotle is a social networking solution designed and built for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Aristotle is a Web 2.0 based application utilizing PeoplePoint Systems' developed user interface (UI) and optimized graph data model technology. Aristotle started as a science & technology (S&T) project, exploring ways to enhance AFRL's situational awareness. The specific AFRL design goal was to make

  13. Robins Air Force Base Integrated Resource Assessment. Volume 2, Baseline Detail

    SciTech Connect

    Keller, J.M.; Sullivan, G.P.; Wahlstrom, R.R.; Larson, L.L.

    1993-08-01

    This report documents the assessment of baseline energy use at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), a US Air Force Materiel Command facility located near Macon, Georgia. This is a companion report to Volume 1, Executive Summary, and Volume 3, Integrated Resource Assessment. The US Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) has tasked the US Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), supported by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), to identify, evaluate, and assist in acquiring all cost-effective energy projects at Robins AFB. This is part of a model program that PNL is designing to support energy-use decisions in the federal sector. This program (1) identifies and evaluates all cost-effective energy projects; (2) develops a schedule at each installation for project acquisition considering project type, size, timing, and capital requirements, as well as energy and dollar savings; and (3) targets 100% of the financing required to implement energy efficiency projects. PNL applied this model program to Robins AFB. The analysis examines the characteristics of electric, natural gas, oil, propane, and wood chip use for fiscal year 1991. The results include energy-use intensities for the facilities at Robins AFB by building type, fuel type, and energy end use. A complete energy consumption reconciliation is presented that accounts for the distribution of all major energy uses and losses among buildings, utilities, and central systems.

  14. Ground-water conditions at Beale Air Force Base and vicinity, California

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Page, R.W.

    1980-01-01

    Ground-water conditions were studied in a 168-square-mile area between the Sierra Nevada and the Feather River in Yuba County, Calif. The area is in the eastern part of the Sacramento Valley and includes most of Beale Air Force Base. Source, occurrence, movement, and chemical quality of the ground water were evaluated. Ground water occurs in sedimentary and volcanic rocks of Tertiary and Quaternary age. The base of the freshwater is in the undifferentiated sedimentary rocks of Oligocene and Eocene age, that contain water of high dissolved-solids concentration. The ground water occurs under unconfined and partly confined conditions. At Beale Air Force Base it is at times partly confined. Recharge is principally from the rivers. Pumpage in the study area was estimated to be 129,000 acre-feet in 1975. In the 1960's, water levels in most parts of the study area declined less rapidly than in earlier years or became fairly stable. In the 1970's, water levels at Beale Air Force Base declined only slightly. Spacing of wells on the base and rates of pumping are such that excessive pumping interference is avoided. Water quality at the base and throughout the study area is generally good. Dissolved-solids concentrations are 700 to 900 milligrams per liter in the undifferentiated sedimentary rocks beneath the base well field. (USGS)

  15. Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska No Further Action Decision document for Hg-1. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-03-05

    This document is being prepared to document that a No Further Action Decision (NFAD) document is appropriate for the Hg-1 site at Shemya Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, under the Air Force Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The IRP is a Department of Defense (DOD) program established to identify and remediate hazardous waste problems on DOD property that result from past practices. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) draft document {open_quotes}No Further Action Criteria for DOD Military/FUD Sites{close_quotes} has been used as a guide in preparing this document. Air Force personnel have stated that the Hg-1 site may have been used to store mercury and PCB-contaminated material. The site was added to the IRP in 1987, and later that year a field investigation was conducted at the site. Soil samples were collected and analyzed for mercury, EP toxicity, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxin. All concentrations of contaminants found in Area Hg-1 are below regulatory action levels for PCBs (40 CFR 761) and mercury (55 FR 30798) or below detection levels for dioxin/furans. Therefore, leaving these soils in place is acceptable.

  16. Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska No Further Action Decision document for Hg-1

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-03-05

    This document is being prepared to document that a No Further Action Decision (NFAD) document is appropriate for the Hg-1 site at Shemya Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, under the Air Force Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The IRP is a Department of Defense (DOD) program established to identify and remediate hazardous waste problems on DOD property that result from past practices. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) draft document [open quotes]No Further Action Criteria for DOD Military/FUD Sites[close quotes] has been used as a guide in preparing this document. Air Force personnel have stated that the Hg-1 site may have been used to store mercury and PCB-contaminated material. The site was added to the IRP in 1987, and later that year a field investigation was conducted at the site. Soil samples were collected and analyzed for mercury, EP toxicity, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxin. All concentrations of contaminants found in Area Hg-1 are below regulatory action levels for PCBs (40 CFR 761) and mercury (55 FR 30798) or below detection levels for dioxin/furans. Therefore, leaving these soils in place is acceptable.

  17. Digital avionics design and reliability analyzer

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    The description and specifications for a digital avionics design and reliability analyzer are given. Its basic function is to provide for the simulation and emulation of the various fault-tolerant digital avionic computer designs that are developed. It has been established that hardware emulation at the gate-level will be utilized. The primary benefit of emulation to reliability analysis is the fact that it provides the capability to model a system at a very detailed level. Emulation allows the direct insertion of faults into the system, rather than waiting for actual hardware failures to occur. This allows for controlled and accelerated testing of system reaction to hardware failures. There is a trade study which leads to the decision to specify a two-machine system, including an emulation computer connected to a general-purpose computer. There is also an evaluation of potential computers to serve as the emulation computer.

  18. Demonstration Advanced Avionics System (DAAS) function description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bailey, A. J.; Bailey, D. G.; Gaabo, R. J.; Lahn, T. G.; Larson, J. C.; Peterson, E. M.; Schuck, J. W.; Rodgers, D. L.; Wroblewski, K. A.

    1982-01-01

    The Demonstration Advanced Avionics System, DAAS, is an integrated avionics system utilizing microprocessor technologies, data busing, and shared displays for demonstrating the potential of these technologies in improving the safety and utility of general aviation operations in the late 1980's and beyond. Major hardware elements of the DAAS include a functionally distributed microcomputer complex, an integrated data control center, an electronic horizontal situation indicator, and a radio adaptor unit. All processing and display resources are interconnected by an IEEE-488 bus in order to enhance the overall system effectiveness, reliability, modularity and maintainability. A detail description of the DAAS architecture, the DAAS hardware, and the DAAS functions is presented. The system is designed for installation and flight test in a NASA Cessna 402-B aircraft.

  19. Power, Avionics and Software Communication Network Architecture

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ivancic, William D.; Sands, Obed S.; Bakula, Casey J.; Oldham, Daniel R.; Wright, Ted; Bradish, Martin A.; Klebau, Joseph M.

    2014-01-01

    This document describes the communication architecture for the Power, Avionics and Software (PAS) 2.0 subsystem for the Advanced Extravehicular Mobile Unit (AEMU). The following systems are described in detail: Caution Warn- ing and Control System, Informatics, Storage, Video, Audio, Communication, and Monitoring Test and Validation. This document also provides some background as well as the purpose and goals of the PAS project at Glenn Research Center (GRC).

  20. Dynamic Scheduling Strategies for Avionics Mission Computing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher D. Gill; David L. Levine; Douglas C. Schmidt

    1999-01-01

    Avionics mission computing systems have traditionally been scheduled statically. Static scheduling provides assurance of schedulability prior to run-time and can be implemented with low run-time overhead. However, static scheduling does not support distributed processing effectively, handles non-periodic processing inefficiently, and treats invocation-to- invocation variations in resource requirements inflexibly. As a consequence, processing resources are underutilized and the resulting systems are

  1. Ultra long-life avionics architecture

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chau, S. N.; Sengupta, A.; Tran, T.; Bakhshi, A.; Kia, T.

    2002-01-01

    For survival and achieving reliability in ultra long-life missions, fault tolerant design techniques need to handle the predominant failure mode, which is the wear-out of components. Conventional design methodologies will need excessive redundancy to achieve the required reliability. The objective of this paper is to present a new approach to design a more efficient fault-tolerant avionics system architecture that requires significantly fewer redundant components.

  2. Imaging and force measurement of LDL and HDL by AFM in air and liquid

    PubMed Central

    Gan, Chaoye; Ao, Meiying; Liu, Zhanghua; Chen, Yong

    2015-01-01

    The size and biomechanical properties of lipoproteins are tightly correlated with their structures/functions. While atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been used to image lipoproteins the force measurement of these nano-sized particles is missing. We detected that the sizes of LDL and HDL in liquid are close to the commonly known values. The Young’s modulus of LDL or HDL is ?0.4 GPa which is similar to that of some viral capsids or nanovesicles but greatly larger than that of various liposomes. The adhesive force of LDL or HDL is small (?200 pN). The comparison of AFM detection in air and liquid was also performed which is currently lacking. Our data may provide useful information for better understanding and AFM detection of lipoproteins.

  3. An evaluation of the Royal Air Force helicopter search and rescue services in Britain with reference to Royal Air Force Valley 1980-1989.

    PubMed Central

    Liskiewicz, W J

    1992-01-01

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) operates a helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) service in the United Kingdom and territorial waters; it also provides a similar service in several locations abroad. A 10-year retrospective study of the SAR helicopter service operating from the RAF base at Valley on the island of Anglesey in North Wales is presented, with national SAR statistics over a similar period provided for comparison. Analysis of records kept by SAR aircrew at RAF Valley shows that their assistance had been requested on 1490 occasions during the 10-year period studied; most of these requests were the result of incidents involving holidaymakers, particularly in the mountains or along the coast. The results illustrate the versatility and life-saving potential of a highly skilled and motivated service able to work in adverse weather and dangerous locations. In the light of current debate, the value of aeromedical evacuation of seriously ill patients using helicopters is discussed. PMID:1494160

  4. Source evaluation report phase 2 investigation: Limited field investigation. Final report: United States Air Force Environmental Restoration Program, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    This report describes the limited field investigation work done to address issues and answer unresolved questions regarding a collection of potential contaminant sources at Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), near Fairbanks, Alaska. These sources were listed in the Eielson AFB Federal Facility Agreement supporting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup of the base. The limited field investigation began in 1993 to resolve all remaining technical issues and provide the data and analysis required to evaluate the environmental hazard associated with these sites. The objective of the limited field investigation was to allow the remedial project managers to sort each site into one of three categories: requiring remedial investigation/feasibility study, requiring interim removal action, or requiring no further remedial action.

  5. STS-2: SAIL non-avionics subsystems math model requirements

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bennett, W. P.; Herold, R. W.

    1980-01-01

    Simulation of the STS-2 Shuttle nonavionics subsystems in the shuttle avionics integration laboratory (SAIL) is necessary for verification of the integrated shuttle avionics system. The math model (simulation) requirements for each of the nonavionics subsystems that interfaces with the Shuttle avionics system is documented and a single source document for controlling approved changes (by the SAIL change control panel) to the math models is provided.

  6. Space tug avionics definition study. Volume 3: Avionics baseline configuration definition

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    The baseline avionics systems for the space tug is comprised of a central digital computer that integrates the functions of all of the tug's subsystems by means of a redundant digital data bus. The major subsystems of the avionics system are: data management; communications; guidance, navigation, and control; rendezvous and docking; electrical power; and instrumentation. The baseline avionics system for the space tug resulting from system and subsystem trade studies is defined. Tug interfaces with the spacecraft, orbiter and the ground, and the baseline philosophy and configuration for onboard checkout of the tug are included. Baseline configurations, functional and operational features, component details and characteristics, and the supporting software are included in the subsystem descriptions.

  7. Rotorcraft digital advanced avionics system (RODAAS) functional description

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Peterson, E. M.; Bailey, J.; Mcmanus, T. J.

    1985-01-01

    A functional design of a rotorcraft digital advanced avionics system (RODAAS) to transfer the technology developed for general aviation in the Demonstration Advanced Avionics System (DAAS) program to rotorcraft operation was undertaken. The objective was to develop an integrated avionics system design that enhances rotorcraft single pilot IFR operations without increasing the required pilot training/experience by exploiting advanced technology in computers, busing, displays and integrated systems design. A key element of the avionics system is the functionally distributed architecture that has the potential for high reliability with low weight, power and cost. A functional description of the RODAAS hardware and software functions is presented.

  8. Study objectives: Will commercial avionics do the job? Improvements needed?

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Nasr, Hatem

    1992-01-01

    Improvements in commercial avionics are covered in a viewgraph format. Topics include the following: computer architecture, user requirements, Boeing 777 aircraft, cost effectiveness, and implemention.

  9. 33 CFR 334.630 - Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U.S. Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base. 334.630 Section 334.630 Navigation and Navigable...

  10. 33 CFR 334.540 - Banana River at the Eastern Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. 334...Range, 45th Space Wing, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL; restricted area. (a...the area offshore of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The area is bounded by a line...

  11. 33 CFR 334.630 - Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Tampa Bay south of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; small-arms firing range and aircraft jettison, U.S. Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base. 334.630 Section 334.630 Navigation and Navigable...

  12. 33 CFR 334.640 - Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. (a) The danger... (1) The fact that aerial rocket firing will...necessary in the interest of public safety. (2) Prior to the conduct of rocket firing, the area...

  13. 33 CFR 334.640 - Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. (a) The danger... (1) The fact that aerial rocket firing will...necessary in the interest of public safety. (2) Prior to the conduct of rocket firing, the area...

  14. 33 CFR 334.640 - Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. (a) The danger... (1) The fact that aerial rocket firing will...necessary in the interest of public safety. (2) Prior to the conduct of rocket firing, the area...

  15. 33 CFR 334.640 - Gulf of Mexico south of Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Apalachee Bay, Fla.; Air Force rocket firing range. (a) The danger... (1) The fact that aerial rocket firing will...necessary in the interest of public safety. (2) Prior to the conduct of rocket firing, the area...

  16. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Federal Energy Management Program Technical Assistance Project 224 Altus Air Force Base Solar Technologies

    SciTech Connect

    Russo, Bryan J.

    2010-09-30

    The principal goal of this project was to evaluate altus Air Force Base for building integrated silicon or thin film module photovoltaic opportunities. This report documents PNNL's efforts and documents study conclusions.

  17. 77 FR 66595 - U.S. Air Force Broadcast of Consent Order, and Determination of Interest Level for a United...

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    2012-11-06

    ...Alliance (ULA) Consent Order Industry Day AGENCY: Headquarters Air Force, Deputy...Interest for a ULA Consent Order Industry Day...interest for a ULA Consent Order Industry Day. The Consent Order: The Consent...

  18. 78 FR 27126 - East Bay, St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; Restricted...

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    2013-05-09

    ...paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: Sec. 334.660 Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay south of Apalachicola, Fla., Drone Recovery Area, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) The regulations in this section shall be...

  19. During flapping flight, insect wings accelerate masses of air, generating the forces necessary to support the insect's weight

    E-print Network

    Daniel, Tom

    During flapping flight, insect wings accelerate masses of air, generating the forces necessary noticeably during flight, especially during slow flight and hovering (Willmott and Ellington, 1997a production, yet few models of insect flight have successfully incorporated passive wing flexibility

  20. Force.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gamble, Reed

    1989-01-01

    Discusses pupil misconceptions concerning forces. Summarizes some of Assessment of Performance Unit's findings on meaning of (1) force, (2) force and motion in one dimension and two dimensions, and (3) Newton's second law. (YP)